PokerStars CEO Agrees To Forfeit $50M To US Government

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT) -- PokerStars CEO Mark Scheinberg agreed Tuesday to pay $50 million to head off forfeiture claims brought by the U.S. government as part of its widespread fraud investigation against the poker site, according to a consent order filed in New York federal court.

Scheinberg will pay the sum to avoid any civil forfeiture allegations brought by the government in its investigation alleging that PokerStars management lied to U.S. banks about the nature of financial transactions, which the company allegedly organized to surmount online gaming restrictions.

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Case Information

Case Title

Unites States v. Pokerstars, et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Forfeit/Penalty: Other


Kimba M. Wood

Date Filed

April 14, 2011

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