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Local man sentenced for role in illegal gambling

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to involvement in illegal gambling businesses controlled by organized crime.

The U.S. Attorney's office said 56-year-old Joseph Borea of New Canaan was sentenced Friday in Hartford to 33 months in prison. He was fined $50,000 and ordered to forfeit $75,000. He pleaded guilty in August to one count of conspiring to violate racketeering law.

Prosecutors said Borea collected debts for a Stamford-based internet sports book-making operation and card gambling clubs in Stamford and Hamden. Prosecutors said the operations were tied to New York's Gambino crime group.

Prosecutors said the sports betting operation had gross revenues of nearly $1.7 million from October 2010 to June 2011.

Two men prosecutors said ran the gambling operations are serving prison terms. About 20 people were arrested in the investigation.

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