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The Complex Defense Of Gambling Enterprise Corruption

While gambling used to be illegal in the United States, gradually, individual states have been making certain allowances. Gambling and gaming laws are different for every state. Because gambling has been becoming more accepted, the government is trying to dissuade the practice by going after quasi-legal things, such as software legally created by developers for online and offshore gambling. This area of white collar crimes is complex to say the least.

Attorney Jeffrey Chabrowe has over 20 years of criminal law experience. He can help clients who have been accused of illegal gambling and enterprise corruption in New York. He will utilize his experience as both a white collar crimes defense lawyer and a former Manhattan prosecutor to fiercely defend you.

Gambling Accusations

As gambling gradually becomes more legal in many states, the line between legal and illegal gambling has become increasingly blurred. Law enforcement, whether state or federal, is making a big effort to prosecute gambling they see as illegal in an effort to get as much money in forfeitures as they can before taxing the same entities once gambling becomes completely legal.

Now that off shore gambling companies in places like Costa Rica take bets on sports, law enforcement is increasingly going after people in the United States who facilitate taking those bets, whether it be those who physically distribute the proceeds or those who act as middlemen in "wire rooms,' placing bets. Jeff recently represented a client who made computer software used by several off shore gambling companies, alleging that those who made the software should have known that bets were placed in the United States. After years of litigation and one mistrial, the Manhattan District Attorney eventually dismissed all of the felony counts against the 3 defendants.

Gambling charges often include enterprise corruption charges, and allege connections with organized crime, as prosecutors seek to exploit antiquated views of illegal gambling. Most often now, gambling charges are an attempt to for the government to seize money through forfeiture. Jeff Chabrowe can stop the government from over reaching on gambling prosecutions and protect your rights to conduct what are often legal gambling activities.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you have been accused of illegal gambling, reach out to The Law Office of Jeffrey Chabrowe in New York City. Contact our office at 212-235-1510 or contact us online to set up a consultation.