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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that on October 4, 2012, Werner Rast was sentenced in Green County for his part in an illegal bookmaking operation. Mr. Rast entered a plea to ten counts relating to the taking of bets on sporting events during the 2005, 2006, and 2007 football seasons and the 2006 and 2007 NCAA basketball tournaments.
The court withheld sentence on all ten counts and placed him on probation for a period of 18 months on all ten counts. Conditions of probation included the payment of costs and supervision fees, an AODA assessment and follow-up treatment as needed, not to consume any alcohol or drugs for which he did not have a prescription, participation in cognitive intervention counseling, no gambling activity, and the defendant is to obtain and maintain full-time employment. The defendant also is to submit a DNA sample. In addition, on Count 1, the court imposed a fine of $10,000 plus the applicable costs and penalty assessments.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Richard J. Dufour. The Monroe Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) investigated the offense.