Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Inwood man has admitted to sexually abusing a teenager who worked for him and then trying to have the victim killed so that the victim couldn’t testify against him in court three years ago.Daniel Miller pleaded guilty Tuesday at Nassau County court to charges of criminal sexual act and conspiracy. He also pleaded guilty to grand larceny for stealing more than $206,000 in a check scheme.Prosecutors said the 47-year-old man, who owns Botanica, a religious supply store on Mott Street, gave the victim a cup containing a liquid mixed with Lorazepam, an anti-anxiety medication, and told him to drink it on Jan. 3, 2012.After he was arrested three months later, Miller’s family helped him concoct a $15,000 murder-for-hire plot, but an informant tipped off investigators before they could hire a hit man to make the victim’s death look like a robbery, authorities said.Miller’s mother, Mary, a secretary at a local high school, had stolen the personal records of the intended victim from the school in an attempt to facilitate the plot, prosecutors said. Mary and Miller’s sister, Ann, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy in 2013.In addition to the sex crime and attempted hit, investigators also found that Miller was using shell companies he created to defraud three check-processing companies out of a combined $140,224 in 2009 and 2010, prosecutors said.Those same years, he also used fake checks from nonexistent companies to con $66,180 worth of merchandise out of two companies, one of which furnishes office supplies and the other being a computer supply firm, authorities said.Judge Angelo Delligatti is expected to sentence Miller on June 4 to nine years in prison and 10 years of post-release supervision. Prosecutors had asked the court to sentence Miller to a maximum of 18 years.
Share IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity July 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit TOTO offers ‘sleeve support’ for distressed Eredivisie clubs July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 A diverse range of betting stakeholders have advised the Dutch government not to restrict betting markets and instead implement sensible in-play wagering policies, as the Netherlands prepares to launch its regulated online gambling marketplace in 2021.Industry submissions have been made public as the Dutch government concludes its consultation on draft laws intended to govern remote gambling services.Seventeen industry submissions have been published, in which the majority of stakeholders underline concerns on prohibited bet types enforced on licensed online sportsbook operators.This February, the Dutch government published the draft framework of it’s ‘Remote Gambling Bill’ aiming to modernise the Netherlands regulatory frameworks for online gambling services.In relation to sports betting, Dutch policymakers have undertaken a number of in-play wagering restrictions on the basis of protecting sports and athlete integrity.These restrictions include prohibiting licensed bookmakers from offering head-to-head bets and a significant reduction ‘in-play event ’ bet-types for football and tennis markets such as next throw-in, foul, corner or points betting offered on a tennis match.European industry trade body, the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), submitted a challenge of the wagering restrictions, detailing that Dutch government restrictions were baseless as they would not serve to protect sports integrity concerns.With regards to tennis, the IBIA details that the market is dominated by ‘80% of bets placed through in-play wagering’, a dynamic which should be recognised by Dutch authorities as they seek to implement an effective framework by 2021.The IBIA warns policymakers, that restrictions to football and tennis markets will simply add the strain of monitoring national consumers who may choose to wager with unlicensed bookmakers operating complete live betting functionalities.“The importance of meeting the needs of modern-day consumers in a globally competitive marketplace should not be underestimated” The IBIA states “It is important to recognise that these markets are very popular, especially in the growing in-play product range,”The IBIA’s concerns are shared by bet365, which advises the Dutch government to offer the ‘widest possible product range on sports betting’, which in-turn will allow integrity stakeholders to develop the most comprehensive collaboration framework for catching bad actors.“Unless the authorities allow operators to offer the widest possible product range, it will become increasingly difficult to capture and report on suspicious betting activity throughout the regulated market,” warns bet365.As leading European online bookmaker, bet365 underlines that the Dutch government will be better served by developing cooperative reporting frameworks and procedures between sportbooks and national agencies.