Event: FBI Sports Bribery Program
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1, 711 4th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
The FBI defines significant racketeering activities as those predicate criminal acts that are chargeable under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute. These are found in Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 1961 (1) and include Sports Bribery as a federal crime.
While fans are focused on the start of the NCAA basketball season, the FBI continues to combat criminal activity in the sports industry. The FBI investigates illegal gambling and corruption in the sports industry. In many cases, college athletes, referees, and others associated with inside information about a team are targeted by the Mafia, also known as La Cosa Nostra. If they can bribe just one player enough to where his or her actions can affect the outcome of the game—or even just the point spread—the Mafia or organized crime stands to make potentially hundreds of millions of dollars off of one game. The FBI partners with the NCAA to present educational programs to college athletes throughout the season. FBI agents educate the athletes about gambling, bribery, and drugs and explain how organized crime may attempt to corrupt them.
Come hear how the FBI’s Sports Presentation Program helps college and professional sporting associations ensure the integrity of their sporting events. The FBI will discuss the value of insider information and how the soft sell is often used by these organized crime figures. They’ll start befriending you, paying your cell phone bill just to get you hooked in. Agents also remind players of the enormous influence they have on today’s youth as role models.
Invited Speaker: Special Agent M T Adkins
Moderator(s): Barry Dickman and Dip Chandra, Board Members; FBI CAAA
The event will offer a Cash Bar and Light Appetizers. Networking from 6:00pm-6:30 pm.
All proceeds from registration go towards the FBI Junior Special Agent program which benefits at-risk elementary school children in the Metro DC area.