Full Tilt, PokerStars, UB and AP Poker charged with fraud

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Apr 15, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | 7 Comments »

The online poker forums are blowing up as word is trickling in that the FBI has seized the domain names of the four largest online poker rooms operating in the US: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and UB Poker all appear with an FBI seizure notice in certain parts of the world.

According to the poker forum users, as the DNS caches are updated by providers we will all see this notice but it could take up to 48 hours.

A tweet by CNBC, and some posters saying they saw the news on CNBC, point to this being a serious investigation into the companies. Here is the recent Tweet by CNBC: “Three Largest Internet Poker Companies Charged With Fraud, Illegal Gambling – Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker, & Absolute Poker – Charged”

Details are still very murky at this time, but we promise to keep you posted as more news trickles in on the seizure of these online poker domain names. Again, according to CNBC, Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars have been charged with fraud, as well as the Cereus network of sites UB Poker and Absolute Poker.

Sources:

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/April11/scheinbergetalindictmentpr.pdf

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/doj-indicts-founders-of-top-us-online-poker-sites-2011-04-15-1358350?link=MW_latest_news

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/reuters-full-tilt-poker-pokerstars-absolute-poker-charged-illegal-gambling-1020606/

 

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7 Responses to “Full Tilt, PokerStars, UB and AP Poker charged with fraud”

  1. dick says:

    Chase, citibank, morgan, have also been charged with fraud. Why dont they confiscate their domains or their ability to make money?!!! This means that every person online is at risk everywhere in the US who uses the internet. Severe regulation and punishment is here to stay.

  2. diere says:

    There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11. The US government, FBI, and military conspired to murder millions of people. Maybe now with the shut down of poker sites people will finally wake up and understand just how criminal their authority figures really are. NOT ONE single piece of debris was verified from any supposed plane on 9-11. The war on terror is a fraud.

  3. Scott says:

    Insane, The U.S. refuses to leave it’s own people alone!! They are short on money so they have to go after successful buisnesses for their finacial gain? Are you kidding me. American people are supposed to have free will, playing a card game based on skill on the internet is hardly something the F.B.I should be waisting their time on. Theses people are pathetic, and I’m not refering to the poker sites!!!

  4. Scott says:

    I also want to add that based on deffenition: Gambleing: is risking ANYTHING of VALUE without knowing the outcome. So if they are so concerned with GAMBLEING, then why do they invest money in weapons, projects and people, when they are unsure of the outcome. Why do they send human life out to war, when they are unsure of it’s outcome. Does human life have no value? I think not! The United States gambels every minute of the day with these things. So WHO THE HELL gets to procecute them for these same actions in a bigger scale than a friendly card game. WAKE UP AMERICA

  5. pokerdude says:

    i play online poker everyday, i think the fruad charges are a joke because the usa is going broke . the fbi and the gonverment should pay more attention on how to get the americans back on pas. leave the internet bussiness alone and make money,and also let the americans back online to play poker its not there fault on whats happening

  6. tim says:

    You honestly think this world isn’t corrupt look into the history of all our good presidents, jfk wanted to change this world cause he saw what was going to happen the world banks own everything print money loan it out rob people of their dignitys, online poker is the biggest scam ive been playing pokerstars for ever its a bunch of shit completely corrupt

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