Paul "MalACEsia" Phua and seven other Chinese and Malaysian nationals were arrested in July this year for running an alleged World Cup betting scheme at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
On Thursday, December 4th, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that five of the eight defendants had agreed to plead guilty in court next week (this week). Charges against a sixth defendant are being dismissed while[...] Read more » Paul "MalACEsia" Phua Denies Involvement In Multimillion-Dollar World Cup Scheme
It happens to be mentioned in every newsarticle which reported about it that the guy is some middle/high level 'player' in the 14k triad, the largest chinese crime syndication. This is why I am curious how come Phil Ivey was one of the first who posted his bail money. High level pros usually don't like befriended by gangsters.