Hollywood producer sentenced in NY gambling case
NEW YORK (AP) — A Hollywood producer who had a role in a high-stakes sports betting business that prosecutors say was linked to organized crime has been sentenced in New York to two years of probation.
Bryan Zuriff is executive producer of the Showtime series “Ray Donovan.” He had pleaded guilty to an illegal Internet gambling charge.
Zuriff apologized before hearing the sentence on Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He told the judge he’s been fighting a gambling addiction.
Prosecutors had accused him of helping to run a bookmaking business linked to two Russian-American organized-crime enterprises that laundered $100 million in proceeds from poker games and other betting.