SC sweeps operators plead guilty to federal charges

Published: Dec. 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2014 at 7:03 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, SC (AP) - Federal authorities have broken up a family-run sweepstakes gaming enterprise that prosecutors say serviced more than 600 Internet cafes across the country, raking in proceeds estimated at nearly a quarter billion dollars.

Bobby Mosley Sr. of Townville, South Carolina, pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court to a single count of operating an illegal gambling business. His company, Frontier Software Systems, pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy.

Mosley's son-in-law, J. Michael Caldwell of Williamston, South Carolina, pleaded guilty to serving as an accessory after the fact to transporting gambling machines in interstate commerce.

Operating under several business names, Frontier provided gaming software and machines to cafes in North Carolina, New York, Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, Alabama and other states. As part of plea agreements, the defendants forfeited $20 million.

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