A Travelers Rest man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for operating an illegal gambling business, officials say.
Izzat M. Khalil, 54, was sentenced in Spartanburg’s federal court to one year and one day in prison, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said in a statement released Tuesday.
In addition, Khalil is forfeiting $194,522 in gambling proceeds to the United States as part of a plea agreement, Nettles said.
Evidence at the hearing showed that Khalil had conducted an illegal gambling business in and around Greenville. At least five others were involved in the business headquartered in the 6100 block of Augusta Road.