PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - Port Chester resident Angelo Antolino, 32, was indicted along with 19 others on illegal gambling business charges Wednesday as part of a seven-month investigation conducted by the FBI, IRS and Stamford Police Department.
The indictment, which was handed down May 28 by a federal grand jury in New Haven, alleges that the defendants were involved in a large-scale offshore online gambling operation and other crimes, including illegal card games in Stamford and Hamden, Conn. A statement released by the U.S. Attornies office says that five of the 20 charged, not including Antolino, have ties to the "Gambino Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra in New York City."
The Fairfield County Organized Crime Task Force, comprised of the FBI, IRS-Criminal Investigation, the Stamford and Bridgeport Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police, has worked diligently to expose the alleged illegal acts of crime families and their associates and to bring them to justice, said FBI Special Agent in Charge Kimberly K. Mertz. Todays arrests are a reminder that the FBI and its law enforcement partners are out in the streets investigating organized crime 24/7 and working to eliminate its regional impact.
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