Tag Archives: Department of Justice
- Philippine DOJ clears junket operators in Bangladeshi bank heist
September 8, 2017
The Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ) has affirmed the dismissal of a criminal case filed against two junket operators connected to last year’s Bangladeshi bank heist. DOJ Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Emilie Fe De Los Santos has dismissed the criminal complaint that the country's anti-money laundering watchdog filed against casino...
- Charges dropped against Calvin Ayre, Bodog and friends
July 14, 2017
US federal prosecutors have dropped all charges filed over five years ago against Calvin Ayre and the Bodog online gambling business. In February 2012, the US Attorney for the District of Maryland indicted Bodog, Calvin Ayre and three other individuals on charges of illegal gambling and money laundering conspiracy. The...
- Democratic senator joins federal online gambling witch hunt
July 12, 2017
The push to roll back legal online gambling in the United States has taken a more bipartisan turn after a Democratic senator urging the Department of Justice to open a can of legal whoop-ass. On Tuesday, The Hill reported that Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) had written a letter to Attorney...
- DOJ busts Russian crime ring that hacked AC, Philly casino slots
June 8, 2017
The US Department of Justice has broken up a Russian-led criminal gang whose crimes included illegal poker games and hacking casino slot machines. Late Wednesday, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced multiple charges against 33 members of a gang with links to a Russian...
- Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom pleads Black Friday felonies down to single misdemeanor
June 6, 2017
Former Absolute Poker co-founder Scott Tom is a step closer to resolving his outstanding criminal charges filed by US prosecutors in the 2011 Black Friday online poker indictments. On May 31, Tom (pictured) reached a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a single misdemeanor charge in connection with...
- Former Legendz Sports CEO Luke King to pay $12.6m fine, no jail
May 14, 2017
The former CEO of online sportsbook Legendz Sports has been spared jail time due to a judge’s belief that illegal sports betting is a victimless crime. On Thursday, a federal judge in Oklahoma sentenced Bartice ‘Luke’ King to five years of probation, of which the first five months will be...
Charges dropped against Calvin Ayre, Bodog and friends
July 14, 2017
US says North Korea culprit behind Bangladeshi bank heist
March 23, 2017