Thursday, 4 October 2012
Payment processor Chad Elie, one of the 11 men charged by US authorities in relation to the Black Friday indictments, has been given a five-month jail sentence for his involvement in the affair.
The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to a bank fraud charge at a trial in March, admitting that he helped PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker process millions of dollars of illegal online gambling transactions between 2008 and 2011.According to Bloomberg, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected a recommendation by the federal Probation Department that Elie be sentenced to probation, six months of home confinement and community service, saying that only a prison sentence would provide a sufficient deterrent."This entire case reflects a situation in which there was ... a criminally reckless spitting in the eye of the government," said Kaplan, who also ordered Elie to forfeit $500,000.Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Juicy Stakes has just launched a range of new online poker tournaments and is celebrating by offering a limited-time 50% re-load deposit bonus worth up to $100.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are offering online poker players the chance to take part in the main event at the upcoming St Maarten stop of the TK Poker Tour for as little as $1.10.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to kick off from February 16 and one lucky online poker player will be taking part after winning a prize package worth $4,000 into the Austrian extravaganza’s main event at Intertops Poker on Sunday.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to run from February 16 to February 26 and online poker players are being offered the chance to win a prize package into the Austrian tournament series’ main event for as little as $3.30.
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