6 Men lose their bet on running illegal sports gambling site

From casinos to horse racing to daily sports fantasy sites, gambling is a way of life for many in the United States. It’s a thrill. It’s high stakes because there is something on the line. Gambling is a past-time for some, while others get so invested that it becomes a crippling addiction.

Sports betting is a different animal. Depending on your interests, there is something you can bet on every single day of the year. For example, you could invest in a prop bet ( a bet that doesn’t have to do with the total score, money line or point spread). An example of a prop bet would be the total number of passing touchdowns for the quarterback or how many times the broadcaster says a particular word during a broadcast.

You could also invest in the betting options previously mentioned, the total score between both teams, the point spread (betting that team X beats or only loses to team Y by a certain number of points), or the money line. You could also lay down a futures bet (bet money on a team you think will win the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, or another sports championship).

Six men arrested

While taking part in the act of gambling can be fun, running a gambling site is a different story, especially if it’s been labeled as an illegal one. This is what six New Jersey and Staten Island men learned last January. Citing the New York Post, these six men were arrested and arraigned by a Brooklyn Court Judge on December 18, 2019, on charges conspiracy and gambling promotion for running an illegal sports gambling website that brought in over $11 million within a six-month period.

The two websites, playbig365.com and gameday365.ag, have been shut down since December 18, 2019.

Judge Denies Motion On Juror Misconduct In Vetrano Case

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/04/22/chanel-lewis-juror-misconduct-hearing/

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The man convicted of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano will be sentenced Tuesday after the judge ruled on Monday against claims of juror misconduct in the case.

Earlier this month, Chanel Lewis, 22, was found guilty of strangling and sexually abusing the 30-year-old while she was out for a jog in Spring Creek Park near her family’s Howard Beach home in 2016. His first trial ended in a hung jury.

Lewis was set to be sentenced last week, but the judge decided to hold off so Monday’s hearing could be held on alleged juror misconduct. Lewis’ defense attorneys fought to have the guilty verdicts set aside, but the judge ultimately denied the motion, CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported.

Chanel Lewis’ mother and supporters walked out of Queens Criminal Court vowing to continue their mission to reverse his conviction.

“I feel the Vetrano pain because they lost a daughter. But I, too, lost a son and my son is not the killer,” said Veta Lewis, Chanel Lewis’ mother.

Juror Christopher Gooley was called to testify for the defense and said the jury foreman, Brian Morrissey, made a decision on the verdict on the day Vetrano’s parents testified.

The foreman allegedly said to Gooley, “I made my mind up already. I hope you did, too,” a comment which violates court instructions to not form an opinion or speak about the case before deliberations.

Gooley’s attorney, Vinoo Varghese, spoke on his behalf after the hearing.

“He was trying to do the right thing,” Varghese said.

Gooley agreed Lewis was guilty of murder, but said he was on the fence about the sex abuse charges. He accused two jurors of using their personal experiences to evaluate evidence regarding that charge.

“I felt I couldn’t get my opinions out,” Gooley said.

“I think there would have been a different verdict, had he not been… the kind of pressure put on him. Had there not been jurors who brought about outside experience from another rape trial,” Varghese added.

But on Monday in court, Gooley testified, “no juror pressured him to vote to convict Lewis.”

Lewis’ mother said she wasn’t surprised the judge ruled there was no juror misconduct.

“This hearing doesn’t even matter because the judge already make up his mind, and this was what the judge was going to do,” Veta Lewis said.

Vetrano’s family didn’t stop to speak with the press. Her father did speak in passing, calling Monday’s hearing “a joke.”

Chanel Lewis will be sentenced Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. He faces up to life in prison. His defense said it plans to appeal his conviction.

Ingraham: A Republican reality check

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Tucker Carlson Tonight – Tuesday, November 5

38:54 – On today’s episode of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’, Tucker uncovers the violence of the Mexican cartel following the massacre of American women and children in Northern Mexico; plus, an anti-cop protest turns violent in Brooklyn.

Hannity – Tuesday, November 5

41:47 – On today’s episode of ‘Hannity’, Sean Hannity responds to the attacks from the media mob regarding his coverage on the Ukraine scandal and former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch; plus, a new video reveals ABC squashed the Epstein story three years ago.

The Ingraham Angle – Tuesday, November 5

42:23 – On today’s episode of ‘The Ingraham Angle’, Laura Ingraham highlights the threats being ignored by Democrats following the massacre of nine Americans by the Mexican drug cartel; plus, Laura speaks with Donald Trump Jr. for reaction to ABC News’ potential spike of the Epstein story.

Fox News @ Night – Tuesday, November 5

40:13 – On today’s episode of ‘Fox News @ Night’, Shannon Bream follows the results from Kentucky’s governor race; meanwhile, the FBI offers assistance to Mexican authorities against the drug cartel following the murder of nine U.S. citizens.