Previous Full Tilt Poker employer Ray Bitar has pled accountable couple of years after the Ebony Friday indictments were filed against the online operator, since well as against PokerStars and Absolute Poker. As a total outcome, Bitar has been sentenced to time served.
As such, Bitar will serve no jail that is further due to his current heart condition which, as stated by his attorney John F. Baughman, gives him only a 50 percent chance of surviving to see 2014, unless he is able to get a heart transplant.
No Jail Time
Bitar pled guilty to costs of wire fraudulence and violating the illegal Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, but U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska described their physical state as the ‘driving factor’ behind the dearth of further jail time, admitting that the prison that is federal was unable to handle Bitar’s medical needs. Really, a jail phrase might have been of the same quality as a death sentence to Bitar, who originally encountered up to 35 years in prison.
Forfeiture of All Full Tilt Profits
The former CEO was also purchased to forfeit $40 million in cash, property and other assets that have been purchased with profits from Full Tilt Poker’s activities, which was determined to be near Bitar’s total profits during his time running the show.
Appearing in Manhattan federal court via video link from their medical treatment facility in California, Bitar told Preska which he regretted his actions and […]