VS2 Worldwide Communications, a New Jersey company that provided software to Internet cafes in Ohio, has pled guilty to several lesser charges as part of a plea agreement. Owners of the company were fined $1,000 apiece and each pled guilty to possession of criminal tools. The company was fined $10,000 and pled guilty to one count of gambling and one count of attempted racketeering. In addition, VS2 forfeited over $615,000 that was seized earlier by law enforcement.
P&E Technologies, another New Jersey company that provided computers to Ohio’s Internet cafes, was also fined $10,000 and pled guilty to the same charges, plus possession of criminal tools, as VS2. As part of the plea agreement, both companies agreed to cease business operations in Ohio immediately. Money laundering and racketeering charges were dropped as part of the deal.