Full Tilt Poker Defendant Nelson Burtnick on Plane Heading to NYC: Expected to be Arrested

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C Costigan
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A second defendant associated with the so-called “Black Friday” indictment against shuttered online poker firm Full Tilt Poker, Nelson Burtnick, is on a plane heading to New York City, Gambling911.com has confirmed Tuesday morning.  Burtnick is expected to be arrested upon his arrival. 

Burtnick is on United Airline flight 23 from Dublin to Newark!  Landing at 10:58 (July 31, 2012). 


Burtnick has remained a fugitive of the law since being charged with money laundering and bank fraud on April 15, 2012. 

Raymond Bitar, the other defendant in this case, voluntarily surrendered to authorities last month in New York City.

Gambling911.com revealed on Friday that a settlement agreement was reached to allow PokerStars to purchase Full Tilt Poker and begin paying back customers owed.

This story is developing…

Chris Costigan, Gamlbing911.com Publisher