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3 Florida men, company convicted in Oklahoma of gambling

March 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a jury in Oklahoma City has convicted three Florida men and a Florida-based corporation in connection with an illegal international gambling and money laundering operation.

Officials say 50-year-old Paul Francis Tucker, 50-year-old Luis Robles and Zapt Electrical Sales, Inc., were found guilty Tuesday of racketeering, conducting an illegal gambling business and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Also, 58-year-old Christopher Lee Tanner was convicted of conducting an illegal gambling ring in the cases.

The three allegedly conspired from 2003 to 2013 to operate internet and telephone gambling services from Panama City, Panama, through an enterprise known as Legendz Sports. Authorities say the enterprise took more than $1 billon in illegal wagers, mostly from the United States.

A sentencing date will be set in about 90 days.

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