Illegal Sports Bookmaking and Tax Offenses Charges

Illegal Sports Bookmaking and Tax Offenses Charges

A north suburban man has been charged with illegal sports bookmaking and filing a false federal income tax return. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago charged 63-year old Dominic Poeta. According to a criminal information filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, from 2014 to 2018, Poeta unlawfully operated a business that provided sports betting and wagering services, both domestically and abroad.

Poeta is also facing filing a false federal income tax return charge. He allegedly for the calendar year 2016 filed falsely his total income was $81,609, knowing his actual income substantially exceeded that amount. Poeta will be arraigned in federal court in Chicago on a future date to be set by the Court.

John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Kathy A. Enstrom, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division in Chicago; and John Crawford, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Regional Office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General announced the government.

Assistant U.S Attorney Patrick King is representing the government. The defendant is assumed innocent until proved guilty. The government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

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