BOSTON (AP) - The lawyer for Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe says federal investigators have ended their probe into possible connections between the DA and a Cape Cod gambling ring.
Attorney J.W. Carney Jr. tells the Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/MCXQjg ) that he was informed this month that the U.S. attorney's office will not bring any charges against O'Keefe.
O'Keefe was drawn into the gambling controversy in April 2010 when a federal prosecutor said during a hearing for three men who admitted to running an illegal sports gambling ring that a customer of theirs had been tipped off to the federal investigation by "an elected official" in the district attorney's office. O'Keefe is the only elected official in that office.
O'Keefe has vehemently denied any connection to gambling.
Information from: Cape Cod Times, http://www.capecodonline.com