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10 Gambling Ring Arrests Made

4 May 2004

YONKERS – As reported by the Journal News: ``Ten people — including four from Westchester — were charged yesterday as part of an organized crime syndicate that earned in excess of $10 million yearly on college and professional sports betting.

``The group known as "The Hank Burrough Gambling Organization" was charged after a five-month investigation by Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro's office and the state police.

``Henry "Hank" Burrough, 63, of 61-M Rockledge Road, Hartsdale, was identified as a bookmaker and head of the group, according to court papers obtained yesterday in Yonkers City Court.

``…The organization wagered mainly on college and professional basketball, football, baseball, hockey and horse racing.

``According to the papers, the organization operated at least three wire rooms in the Bronx and Westchester. Bettors were given codes that could be used to place bets…"

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