The New York State Police have been busy for the first part of February and it will result in big fine money for the state and penalties for thousands of drivers. There is some good news as well to report from the first half of the month.
Legal sports wagering in New York saw about $15 billion in bets placed during the course of its first year in 2022. Still tens of millions of dollars continue to be wagered illegally in the Empire State. Federal prosecutors near Rochester were hunting down members of an illegal sports book ring when they got an unwanted surprise. A New York State Trooper was involved and working for the wrong team.