Trumbull Man Convicted in Federal Gambling Case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A 44-year-old Trumbull man who federal prosecutors say helped run a gambling operation in Connecticut for the Gambino crime family has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges.
Richard Uva was among 20 people charged last year with being involved in the Internet sports bookmaking operation and card gambling clubs in Stamford and Hamden.
Prosecutors referred to Uva as the ring’s chief operating officer. They say he was second in command to 45-year-old Dean DePreta, who earlier pleaded guilty in the case.
Under terms of the plea deal he entered Monday, Uva faces 51 months in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 24.
Prosecutors say the ring ran high-stakes card games, an offshore gambling website, and had bookies who were required to give the mob a percentage of their profits.