Nine arrested in Philadelphia betting ring bust
An illegal gambling ring bust yielded nine arrests in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday, according to CBSPhilly.
Nine men, from as young as 26 to 48 years of age, face racketeering charges.
It is alleged that the group resorted to violent methods to collect debts, including one incident using a hatchet.
The leader - a man named Ylli Gjeli - and a member named Fatimir Mustafaraj face possible life sentences while the others face a maximum of 20 years.