U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles presented a check for just over $707,000 to the Greenville County Sheriffs Office today. The money was part of about $2.1 million that was seized by the U.S. Secret Service from an illegal on-line gambling ring.
Greenville Sheriff Steve Loftis said he was pleased to get their share of seized assets after working the case.
“Any time we are granted large sums of money like this check, it saves the taxpayers money,” said Loftis.
The U.S. Attorney’s office reports their investigation revealed that Prime Investment LTD and Trading 24/7 LTD, two foreign-based companies, sent more than $40 million into the United States — processed gambling proceeds for the online poker industry.