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15 April 2011

US District Attorney and FBI Seized Domains of Major Poker Sites!

Internet Domain Names Used By Online Poker Companies Seized

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and JANICE FEDARCYK, the Assistant-Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing of an Indictment today charging eleven defendants, including the founders of the three largest Internet poker companies doing business in the United States – PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker (the “Poker Companies”)- with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling offenses.

The United States also filed a civil money laundering and in rem forfeiture complaint (the “Civil Complaint”) against the Poker Companies,their assets, and the assets of several payment processors for the Poker Companies. In addition, restraining orders were issued against more than 75 bank accounts utilized by the Poker Companies and their payment processors, and five Internet domain names used by the Poker Companies to host their illegal poker games were seized.

Head over to PokerGob.com to read the full news!

1 comment:

WiseCapra said...

wow, this is having a bigger impact on the poker world than I first thought. People that are not from the US already started a run for their bankrolls being scared to lose their money. All possible...

Time to find a new grind and maybe time to have a look at 888poker and PKR whom are known to operate tight within their legal boundaries.