Ex-student given probation in UTEP betting scheme

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Posted: Jan 13, 2017 10:19 PM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas university student has been sentenced to three years of probation for his role in a gambling operation at the school that took bets from basketball players on different sports.

The El Paso Times reports (http://bit.ly/2jtniNR ) that during a federal court hearing Friday, Michael Karpus apologized, saying he "wasn't thinking about the consequences."

Karpus, from Tarzana, California, pleaded guilty in October to misprision of felony, a charge involving failure to report a felony to authorities.

Authorities say the 26-year-old Karpus received wagers from basketball players at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Karpus' case was part of an investigation made public in January 2014 about gambling by three now-former players for UTEP's men's basketball team. No other charges were filed in the case.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com