Derek Loville Indicted for Drug Ring Led by Ex-USC Player Owen Hanson

January 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former NFL running back Derek Loville was among 22 people named in a federal indictment accusing the group of drug trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, sports gambling and money laundering.
According to Veronica Rocha of the Los Angeles Times, former USC tight end Owen Hanson allegedly led a drug ring that had operations in the United States, Mexico and Australia:
Using a network of runners and bookies that spanned both U.S. coasts, wagers were accepted on major football and baseball games. Kenny Hilinski, an expatriate who lived in Peru, was responsible for gambling operations, prosecutors said. He ran several websites such as betodog.com used by bettors, coordinating payments and directing the distribution of proceeds, according to the indictment.  
To ensure debts were paid, Daniel Portley-Hanks, a private investigator from Los Angeles, was hired to assist in digging up any information on delinquent gamblers and set up threats, prosecutors sa...

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