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June 19, 2021

Sentencing hearing scheduled for October

Ex BetonSports CEO pleads guilty in US

(US).- Former BetonSports CEO, David Carruthers, pleaded guilty before Judge Carol E. Jackson to Count 1 of the September 2008 indictment (the third superseding indictment) in the U.S case against key persons involved in the BetonSports operation.

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45-minute hearing in St. Louis set the groundwork for capping Carruthers' three-year battle versus the United States Department of Justice.

The charge, a violation of Title 18 S. 1962 of the U.S. Code, alleges a RICO conspiracy encompassing numerous additional counts, including 10 Wire Act violations and the interstate transportation of gambling paraphernalia.

In the plea agreement, the government agrees to dismiss the counts 2-5 and 17-19, pertaining to mail fraud, non-RICO conspiracy and RICO forfeiture and will file a motion with the sentencing court to depart downward from the sentencing guidelines, which call for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to us$ 250,000.

Instead, the parties have agreed that Carruthers is to receive no more than 33 months in jail. He may advocate for a sentence of less than 33 months, and the government may oppose such a request. His time spent under house arrest during pre-trial motions and negotiations does not count as time served.

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