U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is branching out again, this time it has decided to join the fight against internet gambling outside the United States. And ignore 11-20 million illegal aliens in the United States and the billions in contraband imported yearly into the United States, such as heroin, cocaine and marijuana. Apparently there is no drug problem in Baltimore.
USA Today February 29, 2012
BALTIMORE (AP) – The sports gambling site Bodog was shut down and four Canadians indicted, including founder Calvin Ayre, for illegal gambling that generated more than $100 million in winnings, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
The website's domain name was seized Monday and the indictments, which were handed down Feb. 22, were unveiled Tuesday in Baltimore, prosecutors said.
The indictments follow federal prosecutions last year of three of the biggest websites involved in online poker. More than 75 company bank accounts in 14 countries have been frozen, and authorities are seeking $3 billion in fines and restitution, in that investigation.
In addition to the 50-year-old Ayre, prosecutors say the indictment names website operators James Philip, David Ferguson and Derrick Maloney.
Gamblers in Maryland and elsewhere were sent a least $100 million by wire and check from 2005 to 2012, the U.S. Attorney's office said, adding Bodog conducted a $42 million advertising campaign between 2005 and 2008 to attract gamblers to the Bodog.com website.
And the idiots at ICE don't even have the four Canucks in custody. They run their business from Canada.
Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore, said the four are not in custody.
Big time investigation and no arrests. A complete waste of time, typical of ICE investigations like this one or this one. And doing something the FBI has jurisdiction over. Congrats ICE. Total fail. Now go out and arrest the huge population of illegals in Maryland.