Joplin man pleads guilty in gambling operation

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 72-year-old Joplin man has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to running an illegal online gambling operation.

Kenneth B. Lovett pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Springfield on a single count of transmitting wagering information over the Internet.

The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/MvhW0n) that Lovett was charged in a 16-count indictment in February.

A plea agreement Lovett reached with federal prosecutors says he ran a gambling operation that primarily handled wagers placed on National Football League games between Jan. 1, 2003, and Feb. 8, 2011.


Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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