Philanthropist Jeremy Johnson Arrested for Mail Fraud: Lost $1.5 Mil at Full Tilt Poker

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C Costigan
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Jeremy Johnson

A well known Utah philanthropist, Jeremy Johnson, has been arrested while attempting to fly from Phoenix to Costa Rica, a popular hub for online gambling websites.

Johnson is charged with mail fraud and is accused of duping customers out of $289 million by making false claims about their ability to help consumers obtain government grants.

Johnson is also reported to have lost $1.35 million in casino gambling over a period of five years, 2006 though 2011, and another $1.5 million at an online gambling Web site, Full Tilt Poker, over the course of seven months in 2010.  Full Tilt Poker along with two of its owners was indicted on April 15 for money laundering and bank fraud charges.

- Chris Costigan, Publisher

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