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DOJ Seizes Online Poker Site Domains 379

An anonymous reader writes "Federal authorities have seized Internet domain names used by three major poker companies. The indictment charges eleven defendants (PDF), including the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker, with bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses, according to Federal authorities in New York. The United States also filed a civil money laundering and in rem forfeiture complaint against the poker companies, their assets, and the assets of several payment processors for the poker companies."
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DOJ Seizes Online Poker Site Domains

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 15, 2011 @04:34PM (#35832918)

    In kind (although a different Fed organization), I'm also equally glad that GE and Donald Trump paid their fair share of taxes this year, so when I get audited you don't hold any kind of grudge whatsoever.

    At least I assume that's what happened.

  • by cosm ( 1072588 ) <thecosm3@gm[ ].com ['ail' in gap]> on Friday April 15, 2011 @04:37PM (#35832962)
    Yes! Go Department of Justice! The world is now safe! Keep nannying us please! I can't control my gambling habit, so you doing it for me solves the problem! Oh, things like state-run-lotteries, white-collar gambling on stock market derivatives and other ill-formulated market bundles, that is all well and good. But those evil-online-poker sites, they are causing the downfall of the US! Just like the millions spent on the Barry Bonds trial! All the victims of gambling and steroid use in baseball now can see that justice be served! The file-shares, go get them too! Litigate Litigate Litigate! You are the bastion of liberty in the free-world, 'O DoJ, I salute your valiant efforts at keeping us all safe.

    Fucking Assholes.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 15, 2011 @04:45PM (#35833108)

    Daniel Negreanu just went all in with 2 cartons of Marlboros, a carton of Camels, 4 packs of 305's and his bitch, Mike Matusow.

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal