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Poker Player Gets Prison In Illegal Gambling Case

Edwin Ting Sentenced To Five Months In Jail

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Poker player Edwin Ting (more than $80,000 in career tournament earnings) was sentenced in New York on Tuesday to five months in prison for his role in the high-stakes gambling ring that was busted by the feds in April of last year.

He was among nearly three dozen individuals charged in the case.

In addition to his sentence, Ting has been ordered to forfeit $2 million. He plead guilty in August to operating an illegal gambling business, which in this instance the feds said were high-stakes underground poker games. More than two dozen of the defendants have so far plead guilty for the respective roles in the scheme.

Tens of millions have been forfeited to the government already.

The feds alleged that the ring, which also included a far-reaching sports betting operation, had links to the Russian mob.

Other poker players accused of wrongdoing in the federal case were Justin Smith, who was recently sentenced to probation, John Hanson, Abe Mosseri, Bill Edler, Peter Feldman, Arthur Azen and Vadim Trincher.

Molly “Poker Princess” Bloom and Hollywood producer Bryan Zuriff were also charged with crimes. Both have plead guilty as well.

 
 
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