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Former Chartiers Valley Basketball Star Arrested in Multi-State Gambling Ring

Mike Colbert, a star basketball player who graduated from Chartiers Valley in 1998, was arrested Wednesday in a multi-state illegal gambling ring.

Mike Colbert, a star basketball player who graduated from Chartiers Valley in 1998, was arrested Wednesday in a multi-state illegal gambling ring, multiple news agencies are reporting.

Colbert, who is a prominent bookie in Las Vegas, was charged with eight counts of conspiracy, money laundering and enterprise corruption, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Wednesday.

The charges apparently center around PinnacleSports.com, which the Review-Journal reports is one of the largest offshore sports wagering websites. The case also apparently led to the arrest of 25 people in New York, ESPN.com reported.

Colbert scored more than 2,000 points in his career, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Click here to read the entire Las Vegas Review-Journal story.

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Sherry October 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM
who cares? people do it every day with fantasy sports etc. government doesnt get their cut and its illegal. I dont gamble or have never stepped foot in a casino and it doesnt bother me
same old story November 19, 2012 at 01:07 AM
what is the issue the govt runs a lottery
Mike Jones (Editor) November 19, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Doesn't look like the government will be running the Pennsylvania Lottery for much longer.
same old story November 19, 2012 at 02:04 AM
mike, if it was run by organized crime i am sure it would turn a better profit
Mike Jones (Editor) November 19, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Most of our readers consider the government to be run by organized crime.
same old story November 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM
good one mike
same old story January 08, 2013 at 12:57 AM
HOW DID MIKE MAKE OUT?

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