Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker and UB Charged, and Domains Seized!

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Federal authorities in the US have unsealed an indictment today, Friday, against the three largest US facing online poker sites. Eleven defendents are named in the indictment, including the founders of Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker and UB/Absolute. The charges include money laundering, bank fraud and illegal gambling offenses.

 

Restraining orders have been issued against 75 bank account used by the poker companies, and there payment processors.

 

Also part of the operation was the seizure of five domain names: pokerstars.com, fulltiltpoker.com, ub.com, ultimatebet.com, and absolutepoker.com.

Only time will tell what this means for online poker in the US.

For now we suggest carbon poker. They are not a part of this…yet.

Click here for the full list: US Poker Players

The defendants, and charges:

 

Count Charge Defendants Maximum Penalties
1 Conspiracy toViolate Unlawful Internet GamblingEnforcement Act (UIGIEA) ISAI SCHEINBERG,RAYMOND BITAR,SCOTT TOM,BRENT BECKLEY,NELSON BURTNICK,PAUL TATE,RYAN LANG,BRADLEY FRANZEN,IRA RUBIN,CHAD ELIE,JOHN CAMPOS 5 years in prison;fine of $250,000 ortwice the grossgain or loss; 3years supervisedrelease
2 Violation of Unlawful Internet GamblingEnforcement Act (UIGIEA) -PokerStars ISAI SCHEINBERG,NELSON BURTNICK,PAUL TATE,RYAN LANG,BRADLEY FRANZEN,IRA RUBIN,CHAD ELIE,JOHN CAMPOS 5 years in prison;fine of $250,000 ortwice the grossgain or loss; 3years supervisedrelease

 

3 Violation of Unlawful Internet GamblingEnforcement Act (UIGIEA) – FullTilt Poker RAYMOND BITAR,NELSON BURTNICK,RYAN LANG,BRADLEY FRANZEN,IRA RUBIN,CHAD ELIE,JOHN CAMPOS 5 years in prison;fine of $250,000 ortwice the grossgain or loss; 3years supervisedrelease
4 Violation of Unlawful Internet GamblingEnforcement Act (UIGIEA) Absolute Poker SCOTT TOM,BRENT BECKLEY,RYAN LANG,BRADLEY FRANZEN,IRA RUBIN,CHAD ELIE 5 years in prison;fine of $250,000 ortwice the grossgain or loss; 3years supervisedrelease
5 Operation ofIllegal GamblingBusiness -PokerStars ISAI SCHEINBERG,NELSON BURTNICK,PAUL TATE,RYAN LANG,BRADLEY FRANZEN,IRA RUBIN,CHAD ELIE,JOHN CAMPOS 5 years in prison;fine of $250,000 ortwice the grossgain or loss; 3years supervisedrelease; forfeitureof proceeds ofoffense
6 Operation ofIllegal GamblingBusiness – Full Tilt Poker RAYMOND BITAR,NELSON BURTNICK,RYAN LANG,BRADLEY FRANZEN,IRA RUBIN,CHAD ELIE,JOHN CAMPOS 5 years in prison;fine of $250,000 ortwice the grossgain or loss; 3years supervisedrelease; forfeitureof proceeds ofoffense
7 Operation ofIllegal GamblingBusiness Absolute Poker SCOTT TOM,BRENT BECKLEY,RYAN LANG,BRADLEY FRANZEN,IRA RUBIN,CHAD ELIE 5 years in prison;fine of $250,000 ortwice the grossgain or loss; 3years supervisedrelease; forfeitureof proceeds ofoffense

 

8 Conspiracy toCommit Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud ISAI SCHEINBERG,RAYMOND BITAR,BRENT BECKLEY,NELSON BURTNICK,PAUL TATE,RYAN LANG,BRADLEY FRANZEN,IRA RUBIN,CHAD ELIE 30 years in prison;fine of $1,000,000or twice the grossgain or loss; 5years supervisedrelease; forfeitureof proceeds ofoffense
9 Money LaunderingConspiracy ISAI SCHEINBERG,RAYMOND BITAR,BRENT BECKLEY,NELSON BURTNICK,PAUL TATE,RYAN LANG,BRADLEY FRANZEN,IRA RUBIN,CHAD ELIE,JOHN CAMPOS 20 years in prison;fine of $500,000 ortwice the amount laundered; 3 yearssupervised release;forfeiture of proceeds of offense

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