Tag Archives: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Did Paul Phua expect diplomatic immunity for his sports betting activities?
July 29, 2014
Free at last, free at last. Malaysian national Wei Seng ‘Paul’ Phua, the high-stakes poker player and reputed owner of Asian online gambling giant IBCbet, was (finally) released on bail late Monday. Phua, his son Darren and six other individuals had been arrested in Las Vegas earlier this month after...
- Homeland Security takes Paul and Darren Phua in custody; poker pros rally behind the two
July 28, 2014
Professional poker player Paul Phua and his son Darren Phua remain in detention despite having posted the $2.5 million bail ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Hoffman for their release. Paul Phua and his son, Darren Phua, were arrested for allegedly participating in an illegal betting operation that took in...
- US Homeland Security issue seizure warrant for Bitcoin-linked payment processor
May 15, 2013
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken action to interrupt the transfer of funds between payment processor Dwolla and Japan-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. Dwolla, an Iowa-based startup, had become a popular channel through which US citizens trade with the Bitcoin crypto currency. On Tuesday, a Dwolla customer...
- UK judge approves extradition of TVShack owner Richard O’Dwyer to the US
January 14, 2012
The theory that America’s laws extend far beyond its borders got a major boost on Friday, as a Westminster Magistrates’ Court judge ruled that the extradition of TVShack website owner Richard O’Dwyer to the US to face copyright violation charges could proceed. District Judge Quentin Purdy’s ruling would make O’Dwyer...
- Hillary Clinton praises internet freedom, but US doesn’t practice what it preaches
December 11, 2011
Reason.com’s Jacob Sullum had a lot of fun taking US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the woodshed for her recent speech at the Freedom Online conference in the Netherlands. Clinton used her time at the podium to condemn foreign governments’ attempts to censor their citizens’ online speech and restricting...
The year of the domain names continues
October 21, 2010
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