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Feds say $2 million in Amazon gift cards laundered by 5Dimes sports book

An application for a seizure warrant filed recently by a Department of Homeland Security investigator in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia alleges Amazon gift cards were used by the operators of an offshore gambling website to launder nearly $2 million over the past few years.

The filing alleges that in an attempt to bypass the U.S. financial system’s controls on gambling transactions U.S. customers were instructed by the Costa Rica-based gambling site to fund their 5Dimes sports betting accounts using Amazon gift cards. According to the feds, U.S. customer’s winnings …