Detroit Area Attorney Ran Sports Betting Ring Out of Law Office

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By Allan Lengel

DETROIT — Michigan attorney John Stephen Shelly found a way to supplement his income from his law practice.

The 49-year-old ran part of a gambling ring out of his law offices in suburban Detroit in St. Clair Shores as well as bars in Detroit and Dearborn, authorities said.

Earlier this week, he and associate David Stronski, 55, of Grosse Point Park pleaded guilty to being part of a multi-state sports betting ring for college and pro sports that generated hundreds of thousands of dollars, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Authorities say the operation made as much as $25,000 a week.

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