Payment processor linked to PokerStars reaches $13.3M settlement with Feds

Payment-Processor-SettlementAhmad Khawaja and his associated payment processing companies, Allied Wallet and Allied Systems, have reached a $13.3M civil forfeiture settlement with the US federal prosecutors. The funds were originally seized by the FBI in June 2009 as being “proceeds of the illegal transmission of gambling information and operating an illegal gambling business.” PokerStars was ultimately linked to the seized funds, but a representative of the company says it “does not condone efforts by processors to conceal the nature or purpose of funds used to play online poker.” Read more.