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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2007

  

             FIVE ARRESTED IN ILLEGAL BOOKMAKING INVESTIGATION

   The Connecticut State Police Statewide Organized Crime Task Force initiated a criminal investigation into illegal bookmaking operations in the towns of North Haven and West Haven, Connecticut.  State Police Detectives conducted an extensive investigation which resulted in Detectives obtaining search and seizure warrants for several locations. These search warrants were executed by State Police personnel on January 21, 2007.  

   As a result of investigative efforts by detectives of the Organized Crime Task Force, five arrest warrants were obtained from Superior Court for the arrests of the accused in this case. 

Today, Statewide Organized Crime Investigative Task Force Detectives (SOCITF) executed the arrest warrants in this case at State Police Troop I in Bethany.

   All accused surrendered at Troop I in Bethany where they were placed under arrest, processed and released on bond to appear in Superior Court to answer the charges.

   Charged on arrest warrants were the following:

ARRESTED:    DEMAIO, Pasquale    DOB 12/04/39, North Haven, CT

CHARGES:      Professional Gambling 53-278b(b)

                   Possession of Gambling Records 53-278c(f)  
                  
Using a Telephone to Transmit & Receive Gambling
                   Information53-278d(a)       

Bond:                    $2,500

Court and Date:      Meriden Court, GA 7, 4/24/2007

ARRESTED:     BOWEN, Paul   DOB 03/28/57, West Haven, CT

CHARGES:      Professional Gambling 53-278b(b)

                    Possession of Gambling Records 53-278c(f)

                    Using a Telephone to Transmit & Receive Gambling
                    Information53-278d(a)       

Bond:                    $2,500

Court and Date:       West Haven, Court GA 22, 4/25/2007                           


ARRESTED:     McCARTHY, Edward DOB: 06/27/46, West Haven, CT

CHARGES:      Professional Gambling 53-278b(b)

                    Possession of Gambling Records 53-278c(f)

                    Using a Telephone to Transmit & Receive Gambling 
                    Information53-278d(a)       

Bond:                     $2,500
Court and Date:       West Haven,Court GA 22, 4/24/2007

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ARRESTED:    McDERMOTT, Bernard   DOB: 12/07/58, West Haven, CT

CHARGES:      Professional Gambling 53-278b(b)

                    Possession of Gambling Records 53-278c(f)

                    Using a Telephone to Transmit & Receive Gambling
                    Information
53-278d(a)       

Bond:                     $2,500

Court and Date:       West Haven, Court GA 22, 4/24/2007

ARRESTED:   CONSORTE, Angela DOB: 06/20/59, West Haven, CT

CHARGES:    Professional Gambling 53-278b(b)

                  Possession of Gambling Records 53-278c(f)
                  
Using a Telephone to Transmit & Receive Gambling
                  Information53-278d(a)       

Bond:                     $2,500

Court and Date:       West Haven,Court GA 22,   4/24/2007

No additional arrests are anticipated.

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Lt. J. Paul Vance