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Southeast Texas family admits running a bookmaking operation

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Members of a Southeast Texas family have admitted to running an illegal side hustle out of a used car dealership.

Meet the Tillery family.

They appeared in a Beaumont courtroom Tuesday to enter guilty pleas to charges that they were running an illicit sports betting operation.

Larry Tillery and his son Brian pleaded guilty to making monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activity and tax evasion.

Judy Tillery, Larry’s wife and Brian’s mom, pleaded guilty to structuring financial transactions to evade tax reporting requirements.

Some of the evidence presented in court showed the father was making his living taking bets on sporting events from 1985 until April 2017. He also ran a website to take bets.


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