Poker Site Money Launderer Cops To Fraud Charges

Law360, New York (January 17, 2012, 3:40 PM EST) -- A man who prosecutors say tricked banks so he could process hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal payments for leading online poker companies pled guilty Tuesday to three felony charges in New York federal court.

Ira Rubin, 53, admitted to U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein that he participated in a scheme designed to process money for PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker, three sites that were among the largest Web-based poker operations.

Prosecutors say Rubin, a U.S. citizen operating from Costa Rica, set...
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