New Jersey Man, Anthony Bertino Sentenced for Bribery
(STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that an Atlantic City, New Jersey, man convicted of Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds was sentenced on May 10, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.
Anthony Bertino, age 60, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Bertino must pay a fine in the amount of $95,000 and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Bertino was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 2, 2019. He was found guilty as a result of a federal jury trial in Aberdeen on October 30, 2020.
The conviction stemmed from incidents between May 7, 2014, and August 4, 2014, when Bertino, who was an agent of the Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise (DNGE), corruptly accepted something of value from another person, intending to be influenced and rewarded in connection with a transaction and series of transactions of the DNGE.
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe (SWO) operates the DNGE, which oversees the tribally-run gaming establishments. Bertino was employed as the Corporate Marketing Officer for the DNGE.