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Woman sentenced to probation for money laundering


ALBANY, N.Y. - A Florida resident, Michele Lasso is sentenced to probation after laundering money for illegal activity.

A New York judge says Lasso helped authorities recover $7 million from foreign banks for a widespread illegal sports gambling operation.

Lasso, 30, was detained by immigration officials in Albany for deportation to her native country, Panama, where managing bank accounts and sports betting in various countries is legal.

The ringleader of the operation was Philip Gurian, 52, who faces sentencing on April 15.

Lasso's case comes from a joint investigation conducted by the Albany County Sheriff's Office, FBI, IRS, Albany DA and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Albany.




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