Reports: FBI busts sports gambling ring

One from Pine Mountain Club reportedly involved

PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, Calif. - Authorities said they busted an alleged illegal sports gambling ring based out of Peru and 18 people were charged, including someone from the Pine Mountain Club.

To Read the Full Press Release Regarding this Case, click here:

FBI agents reportedly raided a home in La Jolla, Wednesday morning, for an illegal sports gambling company called 'Macho Sports'.

According to CNN, the company was operated from Lima, Peru, and investigators said the company used the internet and toll-free phone lines to accept bets from customers in Calif.

Authorities reportedly used wiretaps and undercover agents and said they discovered the collectors were relying on violent means.

A total of 18 people were said to have been arrested in the raids, which also took place in the Los Angeles area, all the way to Oslo, Norway.

Participants were accused of taking millions of dollars in illegal sports wagers over the last decade, CNN reported.

To Read the Full Complaint Filed by the United States, click here:

*Note: The suspect from the Pine Mountain Club is listed on page 23. The suspect's name is Charles Edward Sullivan.

Print this article Back to Top