Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 04, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

While the poker world was busy piecing together the in’s and the out’s of the announced PokerStars/Full Tilt Poker/DOJ deal on Tuesday there were a few other Black Friday headlines that were pushed to the back pages thanks to the groundbreaking headlines. One of those stories was theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 30, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

In place of our usual Friday Wrap weekly column I’ve decided to run a Black Friday Wrap, detailing some of the recent developments in the still-ongoing Black Friday saga that began nearly a year ago on April 15,2011. There have been a number of developments on the BlackRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 28, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Just a day after Chad Elie changed his plea from Innocent to Guilty, on one-count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud in a deal with prosecutors, his co-defendant, John Campos, did likewise. The former bank Vice President who was one of 11 individuals indicted last April plead guiltyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 27, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Apparently the recent turning over of some 90,000 documents by former online poker payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff was enough to make Chad Elie rethink his plea and change it from innocent to guilty. Elie is one of two men indicted on Black Friday who was set to standRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 22, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

In 2010 the Department of Justice made an arrest in Las Vegas that would prove to be instrumental in bringing down the online poker industry in the United States. Payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff was arrested in Sin City for violation of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement ActRead Full Article

Posted by James Guill on Dec 21, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »

Brent Buckley accepted a plea bargain and pleaded guilty on Tuesday to Black Friday related charges.  As such, he became the first person to be convicted in connection with Black Friday.  While this may look like a minor conviction to some, it could mean more than many realize. Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 20, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »

While it’s not the first domino to fall in the Black Friday scandal, the recent guilty plea by Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley could very well prove to be one of the most important. According to an AP article that hit the Internet today, Beckley, who is 31Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 08, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Of the 11 people indicted on Black Friday the US Department of Justice has managed to arrest four of the men they named, and two of those men, John Campos and Chad Elie, have already been arraigned and entered not-guilty pleas. In response to Elie’s and Campos’ assertionRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 03, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »

Two of the 11 people named in the Department of Justice’s criminal complaint filed on April 15th, 2011, after the crackdown on online poker sites operating in the United States, were in court Monday. The duo is apparently pinning their hopes on the defense that poker is notRead Full Article