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Mousey

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Dang... what a party the DOJ has cooked up this year! Everybody's invited... :eek2: And here's another article from
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At least I'm not totally crazy for thinking the feds might be setting up phony processsing...

The indictments, returned late last month and unsealed Monday, are the result of a two-year sting operation by the Homeland Security Investigations in Baltimore, a division of U.S. Customs and Immigration enforcement. The agency set up a phony payment processing business in Atlantic City and spent two years infiltrating the world of illegal online betting.
Agents ultimately handled more than $33 million in transactions and uncovered a thriving criminal community in Maryland and beyond: "There are numerous individuals in Maryland who have authorized payments to these [foreign] businesses," claims one agent's sworn affidavit, filed with court records.

Anyone familiar with this "
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." of the fed's? Or would that be purely from the casino end of the payment processing? What about it casino reps? QT?
 
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Brooklyn

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I would just like to take this time to thank the good ole' DoJ for watching my back and protecting me from spending my own damn money and enjoying a good card game. WTF, seriously!


Land of the free, what's not to love? :rolleyes:
 

lots0

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Thats really bad news...

Want to know why Maryland...

Maryland casinos rake in nearly $13.6 million in April
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Protectionism at it's finest. I'll bet the government attorneys involved all have highly paid positions waiting for them at the casinos as soon as they retire from government....
 

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here is a copy of the affidavit for those indictments / seizures.

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Homeland Security Special Agent Lisa Ward at it again ...
The same person who brought down a key ACH processor for the top poker brands not quite two years ago (Electracash).
 

lots0

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This is why QT has stopped payments.

Chargestream is QT

10.Thecontentsofaccountnumber0243058780inthenameofChargestreamLtdatABNAMROBankNV(FKA:FortisBankNetherlandNV)locatedintheNetherlands.

11.Thecontentsofaccountnumber0242087787inthenameofChargestrearnLtdatABNAMROBankNV(FKA:FortisBankNetherlandNV)locatedintheNetherlands.
 

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Lots0, is that in the indictments? Does it mention anything directly about QT or just their bank accounts being among those seized? I'm trying to figure out where they found that.
 

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In the affidavit
sections 10 & 11 of the bank account seizures.

it shows QT's accounts in the Netherlands were nabbed.
 

Mousey

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here is a copy of the affidavit for those indictments / seizures.

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Homeland Security Special Agent Lisa Ward at it again ...
The same person who brought down a key ACH processor for the top poker brands not quite two years ago (Electracash).

Eco Card and Chargestream are mentioned on page 10. I'm having a devil of a time getting that scrolly poly page thing to work, and can't C&P. Also won't let me download...
 

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It took a while but I managed to skim through most of it. This just plain sucks. I am so sick and tired of being told what to do and how to do it. I can go blow my children's inheritance at an Indian casino and the DOJ doesn't give a rat's ass...I want to spend $50 online at a reputable gambling site and I'm not allowed (God forbid if I won over $1200 the IRS wouldn't get their cut). :mad::mad::mad::mad::(:(:(:(
 

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Eco Card and Chargestream are mentioned on page 10. I'm having a devil of a time getting that scrolly poly page thing to work, and can't C&P. Also won't let me download...

I read it. I had a hard time too. Basically Ecocard, parent of QT/UMW, went to this bogus processor Linwood and set up processing for U.S. payments. They had two bank accounts seized. Presumably this is the reason players have not been getting paid for a few weeks.
 

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I don't understand how they can seize funds in the Netherlands !?! Is Interpol involved now?

I find the Affiant's statement of qualifications laughable. She certainly has not "...been a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for twenty years..." unless HSI has been around longer than the Patriot Act.

A material fabrication?
 

rockycatt

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boy the language in that indictment [home land security my ass ] i thought this was about stopping terrorists , :cool: no mention of them that i could see what i did see is a waste of tax payers money chasing American citizens entertainment pleasure and creating some perky job security for all the special needs :D agents [my ass ] at a desk
laughing all the way to there summer cottages to play poker with there own friends

very sad :(
 

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So DOJ you feeling like you just wasted your time and the tax payers money?
Your not going to stop people from doing what they want...
How many times is it going to take before you morons in government learn that prohibition NEVER WORKS, it just destroys what it is supposed to protect...
 

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So DOJ you feeling like you just wasted your time and the tax payers money?
Your not going to stop people from doing what they want...
How many times is it going to take before you morons in government learn that prohibition NEVER WORKS, it just destroys what it is supposed to protect...

Think of all of the seized money they stole will more than cover the investigation. Also, you know that bogus processor they made up profited a fortune.
 

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Think of all of the seized money they stole will more than cover the investigation. Also, you know that bogus processor they made up profited a fortune.
Ya and I'll bet all those feds lawyers will all have well paying jobs waiting for them in the land based casinos... after all Maryland land based casinos had a record month in profits last month... now they don't have to worry about those 'evil' online casinos cutting into their profits next month will even be better...

The idea that the police can seize money and then keep it.. should be illegal.

But here in America.. Prosecution for Profit is the way it is.
 

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Sad to say these places will probably get hit twice as hard as Stars, Tilt etc because of the sting operation and the vast amount of evidence they probably have against the operators.

It's going to be a bad year for US players I suspect. After this second lot I can see the majority of operators pulling the plug on the states.
 

Mousey

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It's going to be even more difficult for the casinos to find processors now... unless of course they're set up by our gov. LMAO... As we've seen, if you help process the money, you've got to be prepared for arrest, seizure of all funds (whether it came from what you're accused of or not), seizure of everything you own, jail time, lawyers, blahblahblah.

And WTF did they need an 'informant' for?? Makes gambling sound more evil and underground, I suppose. Hell, I fully believe half the DOJ and FBI have as many gambling accounts as I do.

Well, at least we all know how we can safely play poker and the slots... work for the DOJ and/or HomelandInsecurity. They have their own processing and will let you play all you want.... Funny how 'money laundering' is illegal if someone else does it, but it's an 'undercover operation' (that makes a LOT of money) for 2 YEARS when the DOJ does it. :p
 
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