Convicted Okla. gambler sentenced to 27 months

Oklahoman Published: January 17, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man who pleaded guilty to federal gambling and money laundering charges has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Teddy Mitchell asked for leniency when he appeared before U.S. District Judge David Russell for sentencing Friday. But in handing down the sentence, Russell said he didn't believe that Mitchell didn't realize his actions were illegal.

Mitchell pleaded guilty in July to being involved in an illegal offshore Internet sports gambling business. Prosecutors called him one of the most successful “sub-agents” in a Costa Rica-based business and say he made about $900,000 a year.

Mitchell had faced to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for gambling and up to 20 years and a $500,000 fine for money laundering. has disabled the comments for this article.

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