Five Massachusetts men have been indicted in connection with running illegal sports betting operation out of a Quincy bar, according to the state's attorney general.
On Monday, a grand jury indicted John Manning IV, 39, of Marshfield; Patrick Dolbeare, 36, of Dorchester; Sean Conroy, 40, of Braintree; James Manning, 59, of Pembroke; and Nicholas Manning, 31, of Dorchester, on multiple charges, including registration of bets and delivering and receiving for the purpose of gambling. The bar itself, Southside Tavern, was also indicted on illegal gambling charges.
AG Maura Healey said the charges stem as the result of an investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Special Service Section and the Attorney General’s Gaming Enforcement Division into an illegal bookmaking and money laundering operation on the South Shore.
During the course of the investigation, authorities seized more than $400,000 in illegal gambling proceeds.
In addition, the attorney general said the men allegedly took illegal bets from hundreds of gamblers through sports betting websites that were run by an offshore casino and had dozens of agents working for them. Authorities also allege the men used the bar to facilitate collections and to launder money.
The Liberty Street bar is owned by Manning and managed by Conroy.
The five men will be arraigned on the charges at a later date in Suffolk Superior Court.