News

Man gets supervised release in NY gambling case

Man gets supervised release in NY gambling case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge in upstate New York has sentenced the ringleader of an illegal online gambling operation to three years of supervised release.

Philip Gurian of Boca Raton, Fla., was sentenced Tuesday to time served, the supervision and a $100,000 fine for conspiracy to launder money.

The 52-year-old Gurian was arrested April 10, 2013, and has been in custody since.

As part of his release, Judge Mae D’Agostino prohibited Gurian from going to locations where gambling is the focus and from possessing a computer or Internet capable devices.

Gurian laundered at least $8 million through co-defendant Michele Lasso, who was sentenced earlier this month. He apologized and says he is going to live a productive life.

Relatives and friends of Gurian say he is planning on writing a book.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock dashes fans' hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn't had any contact with John Lydon in five years.

in Weird

Chaos erupts at Comic-Con Zombie Walk

People dressed and made up as zombies take part in a traditional Zombie Walk in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

An elderly woman was hit by a car during a Zombie Walk after "zombies" attacked a car attempting to flee the scene.

in Weird

Bare burger burglars caught on security camera in Florida

A group of three men wearing only underwear are seen in the kitchen of Doc's Beach House restaurant in Bonita Springs, Florida in this July 20, 2014 handout taken from security camera video released by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime.

in Viral Videos

Baby elephant meets a cat

Elephant Meets Cat

Maybe this elephant is more of a dog lover?

in Weird

Spider-Man charged with punching police officer

A costumed Spider-Man character attends the Be Amazing Volunteer Day held in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, April 25, 2014.

A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer.