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US man accused of funneling gambling money to Costa Rica

May 28, 2014

A District Court in Bloomington, Minnesota accused Gerald J. “Maverick” Greenfield, 68, of running an illegal gambling operation using servers located in Costa Rica.

An indictment filed last year in April and unsealed Tuesday states Greenfield was charged with one count of conducting a sports betting business, one count of interstate and international wire wagering, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, TwinCities.com reported.

Over a four year period Greenfield allegedly received some $10 million in bets per year with gamblers. He took bets over the phone, through email and via a website.

Most of the gamblers were from North Dakota. He was funneling the money back and forth between North Dakota, Minnesota and Costa Rica, the court report states.

Greenfield has been under federal custody since escaping from a Duluth jail in 2013 while serving a four-year sentence after after pleading guilty in a $2.5 million property fraud scheme, according to TwinCities.com.

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