Probation for Harrisburg man involved in illegal sports gambling

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HARRISBURG, PA (WPMT)   Michael Puglisse, 68, of Harrisburg, was sentenced in federal court today to one year probation and ordered to pay a fine of $4,000 for conspiracy to engage in illegal gambling.
According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Puglisse had a role in the illegal sports gambling organization operated by Steven Sheely, Sr.  Sheely recently pled guilty, agreed to forfeit roughly $800,000.00 in seized assets, and is awaiting sentencing.

Before imposing sentence, the judgel noted Puglisse’s minor criminal record and limited role in the organization, as well as Puglisse’s military record.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture.