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Full Tilt Poker - End Game?

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Dec 01, 2011


During September and October the Full Tilt Poker saga continued to unfold with breathtaking drama. Here we bring you up-to-date with all the twists and turns from the main players including the U.S. Department of Justice, Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Rafe Furst, Ray Bitar, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and possible white knight suitor Bernard Tapie. Full Tilt Poker Attorneys Strike Back In late September attorneys representing Full Tilt Poker reacted to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s statement that Full Tilt was not a legitimate poker company, but a “global Ponzi scheme”. This statement was made after the U.S. Department of Justice claimed the site’s board members Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, and Rafe Furst worked with CEO Ray Bitar to defraud poker players out of more than $440 million over four years Full Tilt’s attorney, Ian Imrich said in response, “While the government has obviously taken issue with the underlying activities ...

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