|Thursday, June 02, 2011 – Jenny Glick and the Associated Press|
|Federal immigration authorities have shared with a Maryland police department nearly $500,000 that was seized during an investigation into illegal gambling businesses.
The money was to be shared Thursday with the Anne Arundel County Police Department, which partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement into the investigation.
The county police force has three officers assigned to ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations division.
A federal grand jury in April charged two gambling businesses and three people with an illegal gambling business and money laundering operation. Authorities also issued seizure warrants for 11 bank accounts from Charlotte to Panama to Portugal.
Internet gambling is illegal in Maryland.