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Man Pleads Guilty To $190K Insurance Fraud, Others

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A bookmaker has pleaded guilty to charges that he shot a gambler with a stun gun and tried to burn down a restaurant in a $190,000 scheme in .

The Courant reports 52-year-old John Barile pleaded guilty Thursday in federal to charges of arson, , gambling and extortion.

Authorities say the East Hartford man ran an illegal sports-related bookmaking operation from 2010 to 2014. Prosecutors say he shot a gambler with a stun gun to punish him for not paying his debts.

Prosecutors say Barile and three others plotted to burn down a pizzeria he and a partner owned in Middletown to collect an in January 2010.

Barile is scheduled for sentencing on May 6.




Source: Claims Journal

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