Court Probe into Full Tilt Poker & Pros


Ueber Meister Mouse
Sep 12, 2004
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By Joseph Menn in San Francisco

Published: April 5 2010 03:00 | Last updated: April 5 2010 03:00

A federal grand jury in Manhattan is investigating one of the largest internet poker sites serving US gamblers and could bring indictments against some of the world's best known professional players, according to people familiar with the case and a subpoena issued to a witness this week.

The probe is aimed at Full Tilt Poker and individuals including Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer, champion gamblers who are among those accused of controlling the company in a Los Angeles civil lawsuit filed last year. Online gambling is illegal in the US and according to the subpoena the investigation is examining whether gambling and money-laundering laws have been broken.

FBI agents or prosecutors have spoken to at least two people involved ...