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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Three Connecticut men are facing sentencing after pleading guilty for their roles in running illegal gambling businesses that federal authorities say were connected to the Gambino crime family.

Thomas Uva IV of Stamford, John Liquori of North Haven and John Colello of Stamford are set to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Hartford.

The three men were among 20 people charged last year with being involved in an illegal Internet sports bookmaking operation and illegal card gambling clubs in Stamford and Hamden. Several other defendants have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

Uva and Liquori pleaded guilty to racketeering charges earlier this year. Colello pleaded guilty to operating an illegal gambling business.

Federal prosecutors say Uva and Liquori are alleged associates of the Gambino crime family.

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