Anthony Boscarino -- the son of a slain Chicago mobster and the brother of an allegedly mob-linked businessman who helped sink the Rosemont casino deal -- has run into his own trouble, involving millions of dollars, Las Vegas casinos and a 39-page indictment.
A former Chicago-area resident, Boscarino, 44, was charged earlier this month in Arizona with 88 counts of fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and other crimes for allegedly running several Internet gambling or investment scams that sucked in about $7.7 million from investors across the world.
Boscarino, who lives in Phoenix, allegedly funneled much of that money through Las Vegas casino accounts and spent time gambling and living a high lifestyle that included a Jaguar, a Cadillac, a Patek Philippe watch and a home with a mortgage of about $13,000 a month.
He was ordered held without bond this month after federal investigators raided his home in February and found evidence that Boscarino was researching how to obtain a fake passport.
Even after the search, Boscarino kept up his big-money transactions at Las Vegas casinos, authorities said.