Online Gambling Funds For BetOnSports Patrons

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2009 -

The Federal Government in the USA is making available some of the $43.65 million USD forfeited by Gary Kaplan to those who put cash into the BetOnSports operation headquartered in Costa Rica. The publication of the government's official notice for those that have a legal claim to the funds can be obtained by filing a written petition to the federal court in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The case against BetOnSports is the largest online gambling prosecution to date in the U.S.A. After Kaplan's guilty plea the seizure of about half of Kaplan's assets, approximately $43,650,000.00 in U.S. Currency is presently held by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, in the Bank of America. Customers who thought they would never see their money again after that company shut its doors in July 2006 may finally get refunded.

The founder of the now-defunct online gambling business Gary Kaplan is awaiting sentencing in October of this year. Kaplan has called the St. Louis County Justice Center home since his dramatic arrest two years ago in the Dominican Republic.

The business in Costa Rica, which took up six floors of the Mall San Pedrowas looks like a family affair for the most part as federal officials also caught up with multiple co-conspirators, including Kaplan's brother, Neil Kaplan, and sister, Lori Kaplan Multz. They have also pleaded guilty to various charges including racketeering and fraud.

Any person, other than the defendant(s) in this case, claiming interest in the forfeited property must file a Petition within 60 days of the first date of publication which is August 18, 2009 of the Notice on the official government internet web site. The petition shall be signed by the petitioner under penalty of perjury and shall set forth the nature and extent of the petitioner's right, title or interest in the forfeited property, the time and circumstances of the petitioner's acquisition of the right, title and interest in the forfeited property and any additional facts supporting the petitioner's claim and the relief sought.

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