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Poker Indictments, Charges and Penalties for each Defendant

Poker site Owners Charged
Poker site Owners Charged
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Southern District of New York - Along with the Indictments the Fed has also issued restraining orders against more than 75 bank accounts utilized by the Poker Companies and their payment processor.

The following are the counts, Defendants Charged in each count and the Maximum Penalties for each count.

Count 1) Conspiracy to Violate Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGIEA) ISAI SCHEINBERG, RAYMOND BITAR, SCOTT TOM, BRENT BECKLEY, NELSON BURTNICK, PAUL TATE, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE, JOHN CAMPOS Five years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; three years of supervised release.

Count 2) Violation of Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGIEA) -PokerStars ISAI SCHEINBERG, NELSON BURTNICK, PAUL TATE, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE, JOHN CAMPOS Five years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; three years of supervised release.

Count 3) Violation of Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGIEA) - Full Tilt Poker RAYMOND BITAR, NELSON BURTNICK, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE, JOHN CAMPOS Five years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; three years of supervised release.

Count 4) Violation of Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGIEA) -Absolute Poker SCOTT TOM, BRENT BECKLEY, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE Five years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; three years of supervised release.

Count 5) Operation of Illegal Gambling Business -PokerStars ISAI SCHEINBERG, NELSON BURTNICK, PAUL TATE, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE, JOHN CAMPOS Five years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; three years of supervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense.

Count 6) Operation of Illegal Gambling Business - Full Tilt Poker RAYMOND BITAR, NELSON BURTNICK, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE, JOHN CAMPOS Five years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; three years ofsupervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense.

Count 7) Operation of Illegal Gambling Business -Absolute Poker SCOTT TOM, BRENT BECKLEY, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE Five years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; three years of supervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense.

Count 8) Commit Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud RAYMOND BITAR, BRENT BECKLEY, NELSON BURTNICK, PAUL TATE, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE Fine of $1,000,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; five years of supervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense.

Count 9) Money Laundering Conspiracy ISAI SCHEINBERG, RAYMOND BITAR, BRENT BECKLEY, NELSON BURTNICK, PAUL TATE, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE, JOHN CAMPOS 20 years in prison; fine of $500,000 or twice the amount laundered; three years of supervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense.

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