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    5Dimes Tony killers get 515 years prison

    The saga of the 2018 kidnapping-turned-murder of William Sean Creighton, founder of the 5Dimes sportsbook, is coming to a close. On Friday, a Costa Rica court handed down sentences to the nine perpetrators, among whom are two police officers.

    The Criminal Court of the city of Goicoechea sentenced nine members of a gang that orchestrated the kidnapping of the American entrepreneur to a total of 515 years in prison. A tenth person was originally implicated, as well, but acquitted as the case made its way to court.

    Creighton, known as Tony in the sports betting circles, remained missing even after the ransom was paid. His body was found the following year in a cemetery in the city of Quepos.

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    The judge convicted the criminals of kidnapping, extortion, aggravated robbery and illicit association. The leader of the organization, identified by his last names of Morales Vega, received a 65-year sentence.

    His girlfriend, surnamed Solís Chaves, his mother, an uncle, his grandmother, a teacher, and another man received similar sentences. A traffic police officer received a sentence of 35 years. Another officer is going away for 25 years.

    Another of the defendants in this case, Kenny Jerry Ford Dowman, had an abbreviated trial and accepted the charges this past February. For his involvement, he received a sentence of 33 years in prison.



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    Very sad story...

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    All these guys get caught murders

    Very few ever go unsolved

    People talk and law enforcement too much technology

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    i was looking and couldn't find the actual court case anywhere, or any mention of it other than that article

    seems weird to me that murder trials would be in a municipal (city) court, maybe the mean the canton of goicoechea but that is still confusing to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by milwaukee mike View Post
    i was looking and couldn't find the actual court case anywhere, or any mention of it other than that article

    seems weird to me that murder trials would be in a municipal (city) court, maybe the mean the canton of goicoechea but that is still confusing to me
    They case never added up

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    Quote Originally Posted by milwaukee mike View Post
    i was looking and couldn't find the actual court case anywhere, or any mention of it other than that article

    seems weird to me that murder trials would be in a municipal (city) court, maybe the mean the canton of goicoechea but that is still confusing to me
    Here is a release form their Ministry of Justice about it


    https://ministeriopublico-poder--jud...n&_x_tr_pto=sc
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    If true they are heroes. Guy was an absolute f**** prick. I don’t believe a word of any of it, I feel he was just tying to avoid extradition but I could be totally wrong. Coward couldn’t even go by his real name. Gotta find a way to get some money on these heroes’ books. They deserve the highest level of commissary.

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    the whole plot was a total disaster 10 fukkin retards in on it

    $950k for a mans life Lord help us all

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    Quote Originally Posted by manny24 View Post
    the whole plot was a total disaster 10 fukkin retards in on it

    $950k for a mans life Lord help us all
    I would of rubbed him out for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    All these guys get caught murders

    Very few ever go unsolved


    People talk and law enforcement too much technology



    True but it is amazing how stupid some of these criminals are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeway View Post
    True but it is amazing how stupid some of these criminals are.
    most are dumb or do something stupid to get caught

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    most are dumb or do something stupid to get caught
    A high % of them are stupid. There are also the ones the don’t give a f***. There is also a substantial amount of unsolved homicides that will remain that way.

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    In 2018 I’m willing to bet 95% of this forum thought bitcoin was anonymous too , but yes the criminals were dumb. 30 years in a Costa Rican prison? No thanks. That is worse than death. You can say what you want about Tony but he revolutionized offshore sports betting.

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    PD correct

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    This is a lesson to hire security if you live in a 3rd world country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    most are dumb or do something stupid to get caught
    Exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Here is a release form their Ministry of Justice about it


    https://ministeriopublico-poder--jud...n&_x_tr_pto=sc
    thanks for that

    weird translation, someone can get 4 years for "real favoring"? kinky!

    "Sanchez Gamboa Four years in prison for the crime of real favoring."

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    Kidbaz made a good point once upon a time a man born of Irish heritage acting like an Italian mafia tough guy is disgusting. Sometimes real life calls your bluff.
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    Didn't they think the wife was in on it originally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiDBaZkiT View Post
    If true they are heroes. Guy was an absolute f**** prick. I don’t believe a word of any of it, I feel he was just tying to avoid extradition but I could be totally wrong. Coward couldn’t even go by his real name. Gotta find a way to get some money on these heroes’ books. They deserve the highest level of commissary.
    Hopefully you’re next with this type of thinking….guy might have been a prick but didn’t deserve this

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    515 years that's all?

    With good prison behavior they will all probably get out in 15 years with the soft legal justice systems we see today.

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    10-11 years ago he did everything he could to not payout via bitcoin, just wanted you to deposit that way. Wish I would have paid better attention to that.

    Also, those convicts are in deep doodoo since they eventually will have to meet their maker and Tony is God.
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    I wanna see this story on Dateline or 48 mystery in full detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeway View Post
    True but it is amazing how stupid some of these criminals are.
    Even if they're brilliant, there's no such thing as a perfect crime and would have been nabbed anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booya711 View Post
    Hopefully you’re next with this type of thinking….guy might have been a prick but didn’t deserve this
    Why is that? Seemed to go out of his way to penetrate people and make them miserable. He seemed to enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booya711 View Post
    Hopefully you’re next with this type of thinking….guy might have been a prick but didn’t deserve this
    I never dealt with him but i have heard so many stories on here of him just being a complete A-hole as soon as the original story broke the first thing i thought of was someone he screwed over hunted him down and killed him. Some of the people had legit complaints and owed money sometimes life changing and not only does he not want to pay them he always almost every time would degrade them . Hard to feel sorry for someone like that .
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    Quote Originally Posted by captrobey View Post
    I never dealt with him but i have heard so many stories on here of him just being a complete A-hole as soon as the original story broke the first thing i thought of was someone he screwed over hunted him down and killed him. Some of the people had legit complaints and owed money sometimes life changing and not only does he not want to pay them he always almost every time would degrade them . Hard to feel sorry for someone like that .
    I never got stiffed by him and probably won close to 100k net
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    Sad....and to think I was chatting with Tony back in the days when I had issues on my account.

    What was the cause of death? Anybody know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by captrobey View Post
    I never dealt with him but i have heard so many stories on here of him just being a complete A-hole as soon as the original story broke the first thing i thought of was someone he screwed over hunted him down and killed him. Some of the people had legit complaints and owed money sometimes life changing and not only does he not want to pay them he always almost every time would degrade them . Hard to feel sorry for someone like that .
    I had 3 chat conversations with him lifetime. If you treat him with respect... he treated you with respect. If he felt like you were wasting his time.... pulling a fast one... he ran you into the ground. All 3 times he corrected the issue and never once got smart with me. (grading wager issues).

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    He should have been living his best years of life now

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    Quote Originally Posted by milwaukee mike View Post
    thanks for that

    weird translation, someone can get 4 years for "real favoring"? kinky!

    "Sanchez Gamboa Four years in prison for the crime of real favoring."
    A bit more info here about it being an ex employee: https://ticotimes.net/2022/05/22/kil...sta-rica-court
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowilly View Post
    I never got stiffed by him and probably won close to 100k net
    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoneyShot View Post
    I had 3 chat conversations with him lifetime. If you treat him with respect... he treated you with respect. If he felt like you were wasting his time.... pulling a fast one... he ran you into the ground. All 3 times he corrected the issue and never once got smart with me. (grading wager issues).
    Yes a few people said that too. But i remember several players being respectful to him and he just went after them. I could not believe it because i felt bad for the players . I mean i was beyond pissed and wanted to kill the a-hole that ripped me out of $3500 at a book. So i can imagine if someone won something like $50000 and if they make that in a year that can be life changing for them. And he would just tear them apart. But yes there were some that i did think cheated and he had every right to do that to them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiDBaZkiT View Post
    If true they are heroes. Guy was an absolute f**** prick. I don’t believe a word of any of it, I feel he was just tying to avoid extradition but I could be totally wrong. Coward couldn’t even go by his real name. Gotta find a way to get some money on these heroes’ books. They deserve the highest level of commissary.

    Asshole or not no one deserves to die for being a dikk unless they are inflicting harm onto others
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    yeah not sure who ran into problems with them always got paid always risolved any issues i had, never had to talk to him. miss that book

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    was sure a great book, agree with others here

    even if limits were puny, you could rebet a ton of times... sometimes i had 10 or 20 bets on the same thing for $12.50

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