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Hollywood producer sentenced in NYC gambling case

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NEW YORK (AP) - A Hollywood producer has been sentenced in New York to two years probation for his role in a high-stakes sports betting business with alleged ties to organized crime.

Bryan Zuriff is executive producer of the Showtime series "Ray Donovan." He had previously pleaded guilty to an illegal Internet gambling charge.

Zuriff apologized before hearing the sentence on Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He told the judge he's been battling a gambling addiction.

Prosecutor had accused him helping run a bookmaking business linked to two Russian-American organized-crime enterprises that laundered $100 million in proceeds from poker games and other betting.

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