On Monday, Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley got a 14-month prison sentence for his involvement with the online poker site's illegal actions before Black Friday. Beckley pleaded guilty to criminal charges, including bank fraud and wire fraud, in December last year. However, the 14-month sentence probably is a big relief for Beckley since he was facing a maximum sentence of 30 years.
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Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
Facing a 30 year jail sentence and only geting a 14 month one must have been a great relief for Brent Beckley. Usually there aren’t diferences this big on crime sentences judged in the USA. Now we just have to hope press will keep na eye on all these guys after the sentences to see in what kind of businesses will they enter next.
Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 37 (M)
Not to defend any of them, but if the USA government did not pull out of on-line poker due to a stupid unclear ruling then there would not be all this problem. Then there is the matter of regulators who should never have let this happen. But all of them should have seen it coming and have a solid back up plan.
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
cool at least he will get some time behind the bars- sure this is too easy on him considering 30 years were hanging on his head, but i wouldn't be surprised at all if he walked away with no prison- so in some way justice is partially done, now let's hope players get their money back and everyone's happy