The owner of the Southside Tavern and four other men, including one from Dorchester, were indicted this week for an online gambling operation that the state Attorney General's office charges used the bar for laundering proceeds from bets.
John Manning IV, 39, of Marshfield, who owns the bar, and Sean Conroy, 40 of Braintree, who manages it, were charged with organizing and promoting illegal gambling, registration of bets, delivering and receiving for the purpose of gambling, use of the phone for the purpose of gambling, conspiracy and money laundering, along with Patrick Dolbeare, 36, of Dorchester, the AG's office says.
Manning's uncle, James Manning, 59, of Pembroke, and his cousin, Nicholas Manning, were charged with registration of bets, use of the phone for gambling, conspiracy and delivering and receiving for the purpose of gambling.
The defendants allegedly took illegal bets from hundreds of gamblers through sports betting websites that were run by an offshore casino and had dozens of agents working for them. Authorities allege the defendants utilized the bar to facilitate collections and money laundering.
As part of their investigation into South Shore bookmaking, State Police investigators seized $400,000 in alleged proceeds, the AG's office says.