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Department of Justice Nabs Fourth Arrest Post Black Friday's Indictment

Ira Rubin Extradited From Guatemala

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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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lctom
11 years ago

whens Howard and Ferguson getting arrested this will never go to trial you think fulltilt wants their books opened up so the IRS can see all the money funneled to Howard and others the real owners of fulltilt the pros are keeping their mouths shut why are they not defending these sites now if these sites were not doing anything wrong and their sites weren't breaking any laws they went to congress testified their lying through their teeth paid by these illegal poker sites breaking our banking laws money laundering why isn't card player asking for comment from them your supposed to be a magazine providing information not a cheer leader for these sites and poker players your supposed too provide information Jeff and Barry

 
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NutRush
11 years ago

x2...the Shulman's have had their head up their butts since allyn jaffrey (no longer seen or heard from) put out absolutely awful legal advice and predictions on the current and future state of online poker after the passing uigea. They back their boys, don't really give two cents about legitimate or timely journalism, and are reaping the cash cow that used to be online poker for whatever else they can. If they ran a magazine like they played poker, Jeff and Barry would have the New York Times of poker on their hands. Instead, they don't even match the New York Post.

 
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mbarnett56
11 years ago

This post is in contention for the longest post ever written with no punctuation or capitalization. Congratulations, Ictom.

 
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The08ofpoker
11 years ago

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shakhtar
11 years ago

A couple of legal geniuses here. You bozos forget the foremost principle of law, one is INNOCENT until proven guilty. So you think just because the DOJ says something is illegal, then it is? LOL.

Let me clue you Boalt Hall wannabes to reality. The DOJ and the FBI break the law constantly. That's why we have a judicial branch of government. We also have a constitution that is the true law of the land that protects the citizen. This law supercedes all legislative and enforcement measures.

Just because the DOJ bullies people with 50 year potential sentences, and then makes a deal for 18 months as long as they admit guilt, cease operating, and forfeit a wheelbarrow of cash does not mean they are upholding the law properly.

Both Itcom and NutRush would have made a couple of loyal Torries in 1775 America. But then what else would you expect from sheep who thinks the New York Times is something more than just the tired propoganda rag that it is.

Perhaps you two zombies should move to Venezuela, and let freedom loving Americans continue to fight the good fight protecting our liberties and economic freedom. And support these great companies who had the courage to operate in a hostile environment to provide a great place for the rest of us to play the game we love in a form that was not only great, but profitable to those that worked hard enough to gain a winnable edge with a low margin international pool.

If you want to live free, and protect your rights that are unalienable and granted by your creator, you have to be willing to fight for it.

 
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NutRush
11 years ago

Calling yourself a freedom loving american re online poker = true irony. And it's quite clear that those websites all participated in verrrry shady and quite obviously illegal banking schemes to bypass the uigea. Whether online poker is, isn't, or should be legal, those aren't the laws anyone says they broke. They DEFRAUDED THE BANKING SYSTEM AND BRIBED BANK EMPLOYESS. That has nothing to do with poker, it has to do with how they ran their business, and it wasn't good.

And that's not even our beef. It's that the biggest benefeciaries, i.e. Lederer, Ferguson, Ivey, Harman, etc. get away scot free with their multi millions in profits, while everything they, card player, and the rest of their chronies said all along was a bunch of BS. They were only working with the interest of their sites in mind, and now that they've bombed big time, those guys will just fade into the background, taking whatever meager cash bumps still come their way and leaving the rest of us with little help regarding an increasingly and drastically negative situation.

I noticed Full Tilt's software company is located in Pennsylvania. I guess that's how they do it. Howard and them get the rights to the software, while the casino end goes off shore and everyone gets their cut while the American players stay out of legal jeopardy. Well played, Howard. Well played.

 
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shakhtar
11 years ago

The only defrauding of the banking system is the Federal Reserve. The biggest scam on a free people ever created. Letting private bankers print fiat money out of thin air, and lending it to the public at interest while they devalue the currency and slowly rob the net worth of the citizenry.All in a veil of secrecy.

Have you even read the bank regs for UIGEA? A bank may CHOOSE whether or not they want to send money to gaming places, they were given discretion. Like I said earlier, move to Venezuela son. They love Statists down there.

 
 

The_Iceman
11 years ago

Most uneducated rants ever.

 
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herbie5858
11 years ago

I am also curious where is Lederer and the other full tilt pros and their comments on the situation...

 
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