Online poker middleman pleads guilty in NYC


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Sep 12, 2004
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Ryan Lang, 37, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, saying he served as a middleman between poker companies and brokers who tricked banks into processing money for the gambling businesses.

From 2007 to mid-2010, Lang said, he helped poker companies circumvent U.S. laws....
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The government's plan to avoid a trial in its prosecution of defendants in a crackdown on Internet poker companies hit a snag Wednesday when a judge refused to immediately accept a guilty plea from a Utah banker, saying he needed to know why the government was walking away from the case.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ordered prosecutors to explain in writing why they let former St. George banker John Campos plead guilty to a misdemeanor bank gambling charge rather than a felony, averting a trial next month. The trial was the only one scheduled to result from charges brought against a dozen individuals....

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