Antigua May Fight US Online Poker Crackdown In WTO

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Antigua and Barbuda officials accused the U.S. on Wednesday of violating international trade law and stifling competition in the gaming industry by indicting alleged operators of three offshore-based Internet poker companies, saying they may challenge the crackdown at the World Trade Organization.

The Caribbean nation's finance minister, Harold Lovell, issued a statement decrying the criminal indictments U.S. prosecutors unsealed last week against 11 individuals who allegedly helped defraud banks into processing billions of dollars in payments made to the gambling sites.

The U.S. government also filed...
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