A New York resident has been sentenced to five months in prison and order to forfeit $2m for his role in what US authorities have called one of the largest and highest staked operations of illegal poker games in New York City.

Edwin Ting was charged in April 2013 along with 33 other alleged members and associates of two Russian-American organized crime enterprises in an indictment that included charges of racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and various gambling offenses.

Twenty-five defendants in the case have pled guilty, forfeiting in total more than $68m to US authorities so far.

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