3 more guilty pleas in BetOnSports case

ST. LOUIS (AP) - As BetOnSports founder Gary Kaplan awaits trial in a case that shook the online gambling industry, 2 of his siblings and a personal assistant are the latest associates to plead guilty to federal charges.

Kaplan's brother, 43-year-old Neil Scott Kaplan, his 48-year-old sister, Lori Beth Kaplan-Multz, and former assistant Penelope Ann Tucker entered pleas Monday in St. Louis, where the case has been prosecuted.

All three agreed to forfeit money held in Swiss Bank accounts. For the siblings, that is expected to amount to millions of dollars.

Formal sentencing is Sept. 15, but none of the three is expected to serve jail time.

Gary Kaplan, his company and several associates were indicted in 2006. Kaplan is scheduled for trial in September.

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