Music promoter Joe Isgro has pleaded not guilty to gambling, conspiracy and money laundering charges.

Isgro, who helped Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Elton John secure radio airplay in the 1980s, stands accused of running an illegal gambling operation for the mob, according to the New York Daily News.

Police claim Isgro and six others used banned gambling software owned by the infamous Gambino crime family to run the online operation from 2005.

On Wednesday (30Jul14), Isgro, who also served as an executive producer on the 1992 film Hoffa, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court, where he entered his plea and posted $250,000 (£147,058) bond.