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No Prison Time For PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg, Orders Federal Judge

September 23, 2020 | By: Eric Ramsey

Prosecutions stemming from the 2011 shutdown of the world’s largest online poker sites are officially over. Honoring the recommendations of federal authorities in the Southern District of New York, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan on Wednesday sentenced Isai Scheinberg to time served for his crimes related to illegal gambling. The founder of PokerStars, who with his son […]

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Surrenders To Feds In New York

January 25, 2020 | By: Eric Ramsey

Prosecutors in New York finally have their hands on Isai Scheinberg. As Forbes first reported, the founder of PokerStars surrendered to federal authorities upon entering the country from Switzerland a week ago Friday. Scheinberg, 73, stands charged with a number of gambling and financial crimes including money laundering and bank fraud. The defendant pleaded not guilty in […]

Federal Judge To DOJ: Wire Act Only Applies To Sports Betting

June 3, 2019 | By: Eric Ramsey

New Hampshire has won its lawsuit against the US Department of Justice clarifying the scope of a 1961 federal gambling law. In a 60-page ruling issued Monday, US District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro rejected a 2018 opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel which expanded the Wire Act to broadly cover interstate online gambling. The previous interpretation from 2011 applies narrowly […]

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