Internet Sports Bookie Sentenced to 5 Months in Jail

Recently, Internet sports bookie and poker player James Giordano was sentenced to five months in jail by a Queens judge for running an offshore Internet gambling site. Following the sentence, the Village Voice chronicled the case in a profile on James Giordano.

The piece explains how Giordano came to be indicted in 2006 for running the illegal site and provides some background on the operation, like details on when Giordano “had to fend off a group of Russian computer hackers who made a practice of breaking into [his] servers and holding them for ransom.”

Village Voice