Mob Boss Nicola Femia Sentenced for Running $65 Million Illegal Poker Network

By Daniel Smyth. Published on February 26th, 2017.

Mafia boss Nicola Femia has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after a judge found him guilty of running an illegal online poker and casino operation. Back in 2013 when Femia was originally arrested, the Italian’s wrap sheet read like something out of a Hollywood gangster movie. Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region isn’t typically associated with the mafia, but Femia’s operation saw accomplices on both sides of the law become linked to the famous crime syndicate. Following an investigation by Gazzetta di Modena journalist Giovanni Tizian, the man known as Rocco was arrested along with 28 other people allegedly connected to the operation.

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