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Police: Busted gambling ring stretched from Albany to Syracuse

Police arrested 13 individuals this morning they say were involved in a million-dollar gambling ring
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Police arrested 13 individuals this morning they say were involved in a million-dollar gambling ring, following an investigation that reached from Albany to Syracuse.

Albany County Sheriff Jim Campbell said nine men and a woman were arrested in Albany County and another three individuals were arrested in Onondaga County, but declined to release many other details about the case. He said the arrests stem from a 10-month probe into the “million-dollar” ring.

“It was gambling on all sports,” he said this afternoon. “It was a big operation,”

Campbell said at least two suspects remain at large and investigators are still in the process of tracking down assets tied to the ring. Those taken in custody in Albany County today were arrested following early morning raids in the city and Colonie.

Campbell said all of the suspects were arraigned in state Supreme Court in Albany. He said most of the suspects are facing felony charges, but declined to elaborate.

“They are serious charges,” he said.

The investigation was lead by the sheriff’s department and involved state police and the Albany County District Attorney’s Office. Calls placed to District Attorney David Soares were not immediately returned this afternoon.

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