Diamond Enterprise Boss Pleads Guilty To Racketeering and Illegal Gambling

Diamond Enterprise Boss Pleads Guilty To Racketeering and Illegal Gambling

The head of a racketeering gang in New York that is known as the Diamond Enterprise pleaded guilty to a long list of charges on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Prosecutors have alleged that the gang ran a network of illegal gambling parlors in the suburb of Brooklyn.

Abduraman Iseni pleads guilty to criminal misconduct

The boss of the gang, Diamond Enterprise Abduraman Iseni has admitted to eight counts of criminal conduct. The charges include interstate threats, bank fraud conspiracy, money laundering, false statements to a bank, overseeing a multi-year racketeering enterprise, two gambling conspiracy offenses.

Prosecutors have stated that the gang was founded through revenues that were generated through the gambling network. Friendly Café, Oasis Café as well as Sports Café are part of the gambling network of the gang. These venues were host to a variety of underground poker games as well as illegal sportsbooks. The profits from these operations were laundered through a complex network of bank accounts that were established to conceal its operations.

The prosecution states that the operations were overseen by Isani; however, he was not involved in the day-to-day operations of the gambling network. His role was to offer protection, substantial influence, and connections that he had in the criminal underworld. In return for the same, he took in a substantial share of the earnings and profit.

The hard work of the FBI has borne fruit. Abduraman Isani has now been convicted of a number of offenses. He now awaits sentencing with respect to the charges framed following the guilty plea. This was stated in a statement released by US Attorney, Damian Williams.

A number of other members of the Diamond Enterprise arrested

16 members of the Diamond Enterprise, an ethnic Albanian gang criminal gang have been arrested on December 10, 2020. The operation that led to the arrests was conducted jointly by the FBI as well as the NYPD. Charges against them are mostly related to illegal gambling operations.

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