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Despite Evidence Being Inadmissible, Case Against Poker Player Paul Phua Set To Go To Trial In April

Prosecutors Still Have Time To Appeal Ruling

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Earlier this month a federal judge said that evidence collected against high-stakes poker player and wealthy Malaysian businessman Paul Phua was obtained via shady FBI methods, but the case is still set to go to trial this spring, the Associated Press reported.

Prosecutors still have time to appeal the decision to discard evidence against Phua.

The April trial date reportedly is tentative. The case may be dropped if prosecutors lose their appeal to have the evidence included.

Phua is accused of conducting illegal online sports gambling out of villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He has been ordered to stay out of casino poker rooms in the meantime.