Department of Justice Nabs Fourth Arrest Post Black Friday's Indictment
Ira Rubin Extradited From Guatemala
The Department of Justice has now racked up its fourth arrest following the indictment of 11 owners and representatives of the major online poker sites.
Ira Rubin, a man who allegedly acted as a payment processor and is accused of illegal gambling, money laundering and wire fraud, was arrested on Monday.
According to the DOJ’s press release, Rubin allegedly tricked banks into accepting funds by disguising payments. He is charged with nine counts, including violation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, money laundering and the operation of an illegal gambling business.
The 52-year-old was arrested in Guatemala before being extradited back to the United States. He is currently being detained in Miami while he seeks legal counsel.
According to Rubin, he was unsure if his attorney, Stuart Meissner, had even been hired yet because he was unable to make a phone call to confirm payment.
The three others who have been arrested following Black Friday are Chad Elie, John Campos and Bradley Franzen. All three were released on bail.
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