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Gambling911.com Obtains Counts and Maximum Sentences in Online Poker Case

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Apr/15/2011

Three of the largest online poker rooms were shut down by US federal law enforcement on Friday.  75 bank accounts in 14 different countries seized, 5 domains seized for PokerStars, Full Tilt and UB.com along with two other related websites. 

Below Gambling911.com provides the charges and each defendant by name along with the maximum potential sentence. 

Count

Charge

Defendants

Maximum Penalties

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

5 years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; 3 years supervised release

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

5 years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; 3 years supervised releaseCount

Charge

Defendants

Maximum Penalties

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

5 years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; 3 years supervised release

4

Violation of

Unlawful Internet

Gambling

Enforcement Act

(UIGIEA)

- Absolute Poker

SCOTT TOM, BRENT BECKLEY, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE

5 years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; 3 years supervised release

5

Operation of Illegal Gambling Business - PokerStars

ISAI SCHEINBERG, NELSON BURTNICK, PAUL TATE, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN,

CHAD ELIE, JOHN CAMPOS

5 years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; 3 years supervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense

6

Operation of Illegal Gambling Business - Full Tilt Poker

RAYMOND BITAR, NELSON BURTNICK, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN,

CHAD ELIE, JOHN CAMPOS

5 years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; 3 years supervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense

7

Operation of Illegal Gambling Business - Absolute Poker

SCOTT TOM, BRENT BECKLEY, RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE

5 years in prison; fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; 3 years supervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense

Count

Charge

Defendants

Maximum Penalties

8

Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud

ISAI SCHEINBERG, RAYMOND BITAR, BRENT BECKLEY, NELSON BURTNICK, PAUL TATE,

RYAN LANG, BRADLEY FRANZEN, IRA RUBIN, CHAD ELIE

30 years in prison; fine of $1,000,000 or twice the gross gain or loss; 5 years supervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense

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; 3 years supervised release; forfeiture of proceeds of offense

 

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