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Three Batavia men plead guilty to running illegal gambling operation

Posted at: 12/11/2012 4:25 PM

Three Batavia men, including two firefighters accused of running an illegal gambling operation pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Gregory Phillips, Brian Bordinaro, both firefighters, and 41-year-old Lance Engle pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of promoting gambling. The plea is a reduced charge from the felony charge of enterprise corruption that was one of their original charges.

The three were running sport books and police believe their client list was extensive.

They did resign from their jobs.