SOME 13 MONTHS after Gary Kaplan was sentenced to over three years in an American prison for his part in the failed BetOnSports online wagering firm, a third man involved in the case has heard his fate.

Norman Steinberg pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy during a 90-minute hearing in Eastern Missouri District Court in January, and was sentenced to probation and fined $10,000.

Steinberg was considered the 'number three man' at BetOnSports and was charged in July of 2007 alongside Kaplan and the firm's former Chief Executive Officer, David Carruthers who was sentenced to 33 months in prison.

While Steinberg's lenient sentence appears to be connected with a mysterious sealed civil lawsuit he filed in Federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania following a Missouri indictment that has subsequently been dropped.

The judgements on Kaplan, Carruthers and Steinberg mean that there is now only one remaining indicted target for the St Louis prosecutors, Gregory James Haggard, who is considered a fugitive.
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