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Man Who Helped Bring Down Online Poker In U.S. Back To High Roller Lifestyle In Australia: Report

Daniel Tzvetkoff Returns To Business World


Daniel TzvetkoffA businessman who played a key role in the U.S. government’s indictments against three top poker sites in 2011 is back living a high roller lifestyle in Australia, according to a report Saturday from the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Australian Daniel Tzvetkoff, the man who assisted the feds in going after the previous owners of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker in an event known as Black Friday, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money-laundering charges and helped the U.S. build its case against the poker sites. He handed over more than 90,000 documents to prosecutors.

Tzvetkoff became rich thanks to his financial processing company Intabill, which the government said did business with offshore poker sites catering to Americans. He was also accused of stealing $100 million from the online gaming companies prior to Black Friday.

Tzvetkoff, who didn’t receive any prison time in the U.S., is back to being a businessman and living in a multi-million dollar mansion, the report said.

He spent four months in a New York jail after he was arrested in 2010 at a Las Vegas casino, which his attorney called “a harsh and significant punishment.”