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US Attorney welcomes first UIGEA conviction

6th December 2011 9:56 am GMT

United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz has secured the first ever online gambling conviction under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

Daniel Eremian, the brother-in-law of US Congressman John Tierney, was convicted yesterday alongside Todd Lyons of racketeering (RICO), racketeering conspiracy, operating an illegal gambling business and wire act offences.

Lyons was also convicted of money laundering, filing false tax returns and interstate travel in aid of racketeering.

“Today’s convictions should serve as a message to those involved with [...]

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