Alleged mobster charged with attempted match-fixing
A US District Court in the Eastern District of New York has charged an alleged organised crime family member with attempted sports bribery and a host of related offenses related to Mafia activity.
According to a court filing, the attempted sports bribery charge was in relation to a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men’s basketball game in or about December 2018.
The court ruled defendant Benjamin Bifalco, together with others, knowingly and intentionally attempted to influence a sporting contest with bribery
Court-authorized wiretaps captured the defendants, with 25-year-old Bifalco having offered members of a college basketball team thousands of dollars to intentionally lose the game.