Schenectady County

Police say 13 part of betting ring

Authorities arrested 13 people on Friday, charging them in connection with what they called a major
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Authorities arrested 13 people on Friday, charging them in connection with what they called a major gambling ring stretching from Albany to Syracuse.

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

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

Campbell said at least two suspects remain at large and investigators are still 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 Albany. He said most of the suspects are facing felony charges, but declined to elaborate.

“They are serious charges,” he said.

The investigation was led by the sheriff’s department and involved state police and the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

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