Saturday, June 30, 2007

Internet Gambling Processor Pleads Guilty

The co-founder of NETeller PLC, which acted as a middleman to facilitate Americans placing bets with on-line gambling sites, entered a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy and is cooperating with the government investigation.  The company did not take any bets itself, instead served as the conduit through which the money passed to the gambling concerns located off-shore and handled the proceeds of any pay-offs.  The defendant was arrested in January 2007, along with the company's other founder, as part of a broad federal crackdown on internet gambling that caused the shares of a number of companies, most traded in London, to fall sharply.  Federal law now prohibits virtually all internet gambling.  A Reuters story (here) discusses the guilty plea. (ph)

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