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Adam First
04-16-2011, 02:38 PM
The poker world was shaken Friday as the owners of the three largest online poker sites -- PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker -- were charged with bank fraud, illegal gambling offenses and money laundering.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in the indictment: "As charged, these defendants concocted an elaborate criminal fraud scheme, alternately tricking some U.S. banks and effectively bribing others to assure the continued flow of billions in illegal gambling profits.

The companies are all based overseas. The indictment sought $3 billion in money laundering penalties and forfeiture from the defendants

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If you go to any of the three websites in question, you will get this lovely image
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