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Mets Clubhouse manager tied to gambling


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Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels is under investigation by the NYPD and the Queens District Attorney's office for allegedly betting on baseball and other sports as part of an organized gambling ring, providing inside information and tips for friends who also placed bets on games and for using his Mets accounts to cover gambling debts, according to law-enforcement sources close to the probe into the longtime Mets employee....

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/2010/11/04/2010-11-04_mets_clubhouse_manager_charlie_samuels_linked_to_nypd_gambling_investigation_sus.html#ixzz14n8X3ylu

I am hearing rumblings this could end up entangling players over the past 25 years who over the years have been very generous to Charlie Samuels. Just when you didn't think this team could be a bigger mess.

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At least the Feds can't get him for income tax evasion:

Samuels, the Mets' clubhouse manager for 27 seasons, was described by a source as a "spider who sat in the middle of a money web," a man who earned about $80,000 a year from the Mets but whose tax returns showed about $600,000 to $700,000 in income. He has homes in Huntington, L.I., and Port St. Lucie.
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