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16 ex-Israel Credit Cards Execs to Pay $4.5m for Clearing Online Gambling Sites, Porn

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Jun/05/2018

Sixteen executives and board members of Israel Credit Cards (also known as Cal) have been ordered to pay a total of $4.5 million by an Israeli court. 

The individuals are accused of enabling Cal to illegally clear credit card payments to online gambling and pornography businesses between the years 2006 and 2009.

The settlement was approved this week by Tel Aviv District Court Judge Magen Altuvia.  A criminal suit is still underway.

Former CEO Boaz Chechik and former vice president Steve Greenspan are alleged to have defrauded international credit card issuers MasterCard and Visa through the credit card clearing scheme.

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Antonio Beltran of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation was arrested April 19, the day after he and his two teenage sons were injured when police say a vehicle he was driving went through a red light and crashed into a commuter train in Santa Monica, California. 

The Day of New London reports the tribe notified members last month that the 54-year-old Beltran had been placed on leave without pay, pending an investigation. A spokeswoman for the tribe said Monday they had nothing new to share.

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Borgata T-Shirt Clad Purse Snatcher Wanted by NYPD - Police are searching for a man who has been stealing women's wallets and purses from various Manhattan businesses and then using their credit cards.

The first incident took place on May 8th, around 10 a.m., when a 39-year-old woman found her wallet missing and called the police. Later it was discovered that the robber had taken the wallet from inside 52 9th Avenue, the L'Occitane store in the Meatpacking District.

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