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Websites, Bank Accounts Seized In Sting

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Attorney for Maryland says websites and international bank accounts were seized in an online gambling investigation that led to indictments against two Canadian men and a Costa Rican woman.

Prosecutors say the indictments announced Monday were returned April 26 against Darren Wright and David Parchomchuk, both of British Columbia, and Ann Marie Puig, 35, of San Jose, Costa Rica. Prosecutors say domain names for sites including 2Betsdi.com and Funtimebingo.com were seized along with accounts in countries including Guam, Panama, Malta, Portugal, and the Netherlands.

The indictments allege that while the sites were run from a number of countries, the majority of customers were in the United States. Prosecutors say the defendants face up to five years on the gambling charges and 20 years for money laundering.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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