STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 45-year-old Stamford man was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for operating an illegal sports gambling business, the U.S. attorney's office in Connecticut announced.
Stephen Joyce led a lucrative illegal sports bookmaking operation in Stamford that involved at least five other bookmakers, according to court documents.
Authorities conducted a search of Joyce's residence on July 27, 2011, and recovered extensive gambling records, a laptop computer and other items.
As part of his sentence, Joyce was also forced to forfeit $175,000 and a pay a $3,000 fine.
Joyce pleaded guilty to one count of operating an illegal gambling business on Sept. 24, 2013.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI Fairfield County Organized Crime Task Force, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, the Stamford Police Department, the Bridgeport Police Department and the Connecticut State Police.
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