U.S. Banks Decieved

The Ira Rubin, U.S. citizen credited with helping online poker companies move billions of dollars in illegal gambling proceeds overseas from U.S customers pleaded guilty Tuesday to money laundering, bank and wire fraud and gambling offenses. He faces up to 55 years in prison is scheduled to be sentenced on May 17.

A Rubin was swept up last year in a federal prosecution that shut down the three largest Internet poker companies operating in the United States and resulted in charges against 11 individuals in U.S Attorney Preet Bharara, when announcing the plea deal said in a statement that Rubin helped process payments for three of the largest companies Pokerstars.

The full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker by disguising transactions so they’d appear to be on behalf of non-gamblers selling clothing, jewelry and other items and the because U.S. banks were largely unwilling to process Internet gambling payments in companies turned to 3rd party payment processors, including Rubin were willing to disguise the payments so they would appear to be unrelated to internet gambling, the statement said.

The Rubin’s criminal record dates to the 1970s, according to prosecutors, and includes at least 24 different crimes in the case is U.S. v. Rubin, 10-CR-336, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).
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