Malta based Gaming Company Manager handed Suspended Jail Sentence

Daniel Paul Micallef has been handed a suspended jail sentence and ordered to repay $34,000 after being found guilty of fraudulently obtaining monies from his employer Pokeridol Limited.

Micallef who was employed by the iGaming company in the role of Operational Manager, used his access to the company’s computer systems to reactivate a number of dormant player accounts by resetting their passwords.

Once Micallef had access to the accounts he then allocated them with tournament tickets, using those tickets with the reactivated accounts and his own, subsequently transferring the gained monies to his own account, whereby he then tried to withdraw the amounts.

The prosecution stated that Micallef obtained a total of $34,000 by using the above method. Micallef’s lawyer produced in court a settlement agreement drawn up with his previous employer which he had entered into. This corroborated the amount of $34,000 and the judge ordered Micallef to repay the monies, by way of a payment plan.

In addition, in sentencing, the court jailed Micallef for 2 years, suspended for 3 years.

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Simon Wright has been both a player and an observer of the online casino industry for over 15 years. His knowledge of the online casino industry – to include sports is massive. Not many folks have the experience or his knowledge about online gambling. His adoration of football is also noted. He has painted his house blue (Chelsea) and annoys his neighbors with local football songs on game days.

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