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William Mangelluzzi pleaded guilty for his role in bookmaking conspiracy

Paul Krasinic

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CLEVELAND, OH — William Mangelluzzi, 48, from Gates Mills, Ohio is pleaded guilty to a charge for his role in a conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business and attempted income tax evasion. Reed previously pleaded guilty to a Bill of Information charging him for his role in operating an illegal gambling business and income tax evasion. This was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan on Monday, July 12, 2021, in federal court.

This news comes from the court documents that stated Mangelluzzi, and Thomas Reed, 48, of Kirtland Hills, Ohio, and his conspirators, operated an illegal gambling business in the Northern District of Ohio to appear legitimate.

Mangelluzzi, who was a former gambling client of Reed, conspired together with other conspirators to conceal the money from the transaction of their gambling business and make them appear legitimate. Mangelluzzi also evaded income tax liability by deposited large sums of his cash into several bank accounts and conducted other transactions with Reed.

The sentence will be given after the court reviews unique factors to the Mangelluzzi case, including the defendant's involvement in this case, the defendant’s prior criminal record and all possible violations. At best, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum, and it may be less than the maximum in most cases. Further investigation by the United States Secret Service will be needed for this.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service together with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations. Right now, This case is being prosecuted by Criminal Chief Robert Bulford and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alejandro Abreu.

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