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Absolute Poker Founder Returns to US to Face Charges

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Feb/27/2017

On the lam since April 2011, Absolute Poker founder Tom Scott has finally turned himself in to US authorities last week.

Now 37-years-old, Scott was initially charged with violation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act as part of a massive crackdown on Web poker sites on April 15, 2011.  The action was widely dubbed as “Black Friday”, referring to the day of the week the indictments were announced.  Executives from PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker were also charged at the time.

Scott has plead Not Guilty to the charges and was set free on $500,000 bond.

Scott’s attorney, James Henderson, told Reuters he anticipated a quick resolution to the matter.

Scott’s step brother, Brent Beckley, served a 14-month sentence for his role in operating Absolute Poker, once among the top five largest online poker rooms in the world.

Isai Scheinberg, the founder of PokerStars, is one of only 12 individuals charged as part of the “Black Friday” indictments who is yet to turn himself in.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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