POKERSTARS FOUNDER PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING

On 25 March, Bloomberg reported that Isai Scheinberg and 10 other principals at 3 online gambling companies were charged by federal prosecutors in New York in March 2011 with bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling.  The other executives all pleaded guilty and been sentenced, and PokerStars itself agreed in 2012 to pay $731 million to settle the charges with the DoJ.  Scheinberg, 73, was arrested in Switzerland in June 2019 and was brought to the US after dropping an extradition challenge.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/pokerstars-founder-pleads-guilty-to-illegal-online-gambling-1.1412317

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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