Curtis told ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross that he was unwittingly involved, gathering cash from a Western Union he operated and delivering it to illegal call centers. He said he thought money was the product of sports betting, which is legal in Costa Rica. Leimer said his ex-wife was responsible for installing the internet phone technology at the illegal boiler rooms, not him.
Joe Gonzalez, an investigator with the United States Postal Inspection Service, told ABC News that he believes both men were lying. Gonzalez says the U.S. government has amassed ample evidence that the two men were both willing participants in the scam.