Online Poker Payment Facilitator Pleads Guilty

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 2:55 PM EST) -- A Canadian middleman who helped three leading poker websites get around U.S. laws banning online gambling pled guilty Tuesday to charges of bank fraud and money laundering.

Ryan Lang of Edmonton, Canada, admitted he was a go-between who connected websites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker with payment processors that disguised money transfers from U.S. gamblers.

The U.S. made it illegal in 2006 for online gambling companies to accept any kind of wire transfer connected with their business. Lang was first charged in April in...
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