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Prosecutors Aren't Walking Away From Campos - He's Just Not that Important

29 March 2012 , By: compncards
Campos DOJ Doesnt Care
Earlier today, Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan "delayed" the plea bargain agreement of John Campos after outright calling out the federal prosecutors on the leniency of the agreements. Kaplan outright asked the prosecutors whether or not they were walking away from prosecuting Campos (and subsequently Elie as well) and they essentially replied that there were risks that Campos and Elie's claim that they received legal advice stating that online poker was legal would cause problems for a jury. *Cue records scratching noise* Wait, you mean that one of those last ditch effort motions actually was somewhat legit? Out of everything that was motioned from the UIGEA being illegal to poker's legal status, it was the supposed "legal opinions" that was the hangup? The prosecutors claim that they were mainly going after the online companies that duped US banks into processing illegal payments and that Campos came in at the tail end of the conspiracy. In layman's terms for those that don't speak legal gibberish, they basically said Campos was not really that big a deal to them and that they wanted the other guys.
Categories: Black Friday, Black Friday Indictments, John Campos

Conviction Parties at the DOJ Underway

20 December 2011 , By: compncards
US DOJ 1 - Online Poker 0 Cue "Party at the DOJ" [youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=XYiy7L1grVk[/youtube] *Brent Beckley* pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy charges stemming from the Black Friday indictments on April 15th. Where are the people that claimed that none of the sites or processors would receive jail time? Where are the people that claimed that the UIGEA was a bad law with no teeth? The realists among us knew that the Black Friday indictments were not only bad news for the industry but also would likely result in at least some convictions.
Categories: Black Friday, Black Friday Indictments, Brent Buckley