Ex-Full Tilt Poker CEO's Bad Heart Keeps Him Out Of Prison

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Monday that former Full Tilt Poker CEO Raymond Bitar will not have to serve time in prison for defrauding customers and violating U.S. laws on online gaming, sparing him incarceration because he needs a heart transplant.

U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska sentenced Bitar, 41, to time served after he pled guilty to two counts stemming from his time as boss of Full Tilt, which secretly defied U.S. laws meant to stop the flow of money to online poker sites....
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