Tuesday 6 December 2016

Gambling offers crime gangs an easy way to launder dirty money

Paul Williams

Published 03/05/2016 | 02:30

Gambling remains a key component of organised crime rackets as criminals use it as a simple mechanism to launder dirty cash. Photo: Reuters
Gambling remains a key component of organised crime rackets as criminals use it as a simple mechanism to launder dirty cash. Photo: Reuters

Gambling remains a key component of organised crime rackets as criminals use it as a simple mechanism to launder dirty cash.

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From John Gilligan to the Kinahans, gangsters in Ireland have long been linked with betting scams - which are played out without the knowledge of the bookmakers.

Over the past decade Daniel Kinahan, whose gang is responsible for five murders in the feud with the Hutch clan, has been involved in race and match fixing.

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