Police Department Receives $470k After Helping With Online Gambling InvestigationPublished on 2011-06-02 19:01:00
According to the article that I have linked to below, the Anne Arundel County Police Department recently received a total of $470,407.62 to help pay for undercover investigations, new vehicles and new weapons.
Where did this money come from? Apparently federal investigators decided to "share" the money after "county detectives helped in an investigation that seized more than $33 million from gambling organizations using banks in Guam and Charlotte, NC."
Linwood Payment Solutions was set up by the Department of Homeland Security Undercover Business to "set up to identify and prosecute companies accepting and paying out funds for US customers who gamble online illegally."
The bogus Linwood Payment Solutions was used to help build a case that was eventually filed by the US Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. This resulted in the seizure of 10 domain names (including Doylesroom.com and Bookmaker.com) and a number of bank accounts throughout the world.
A note on the old Linwood Payment Solutions web page now says:
"If you have questions regarding funds withdrawn from your bank account for gambling purposes contact the online gambling company you provided your banking information to."
Source: County Police Net $470,000 in Online Gambling Seizure
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