An Illinois man was charged with illegal sports bookmaking and filing a false federal income tax return.

According to court records, Dominic Poeta, 63, of Highland Park, Illinois, operated a business that provided sports betting and wagering services from 2014 to 2018.

Poeta allegedly filed a false federal income tax return for the calendar year 2016 that falsely reported his total income as $81,609, knowing his actual income substantially exceeded that amount.

If convicted, Poeta faces up to three years in prison, while the bookmaking charge is punishable by up to two years.

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