Judge Derails Guilty Plea In Online Poker Case

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday chastised prosecutors and refused to accept a plea bargain that would allow a former SunFirst Bank director to admit to a single misdemeanor count over his alleged involvement in laundering money for online poker sites.

At what was expected to be a routine plea hearing, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan asked prosecutors why they would drop six felony charges against John Campos, the 57-year-old former head of SunFirst, in exchange for his plea to a single misdemeanor....
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