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Prosecutors Still Going After High-Stakes Poker Player Paul Phua

Feds Claim They Need Evidence To Be Admissible


Despite shady tactics to collect evidence against high-stakes poker player and wealthy Malaysian businessman Paul Phua, federal prosecutors have begged the court this week to help them continue to pursue Phua and his son, according to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Prosecutors said in court documents that the evidence should be included in the trial, which is still set for April 13. FBI agents posed as repair technicians and ended up seizing equipment allegedly linked to the gambling operation.

Phua was arrested last year for allegedly operating an Internet gambling scheme from a villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Phua allegedly was taking bets on the World Cup.

The defense said that the FBI engaged in misconduct to collect evidence and a judge last month sided with the defense. The appeal this week was expected.

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