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First guilty plea in US online poker case


Bradley Franzen, 41, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan court to bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses, Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.

Franzen was one of 11 people charged last month in a crackdown on the three largest online poker companies operating in the United States: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker.


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Comment by Don Duncan
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Franzen does not face a 30 year sentence. He made a deal. Why else would he plead guilty?

The picture is very poorly staged. It shows the winner reaching for the pot while others still hold hands. Losing hands must be collected first. Then the board is pushed out the way by the dealer and the dealer pushes the pot.

The piece claims net poker has been illegal since 2006. Wrong! Only in WA.  

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