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 the remaining defendants, Paul Phua, 50, and his son Darre, 23, plan to go to trial on illegal gambling charges.
We are not guilty as we always maintained," the father and son's Las Vegas lawyer, David Chesnoff, said. "It is our intention to fight the unconstitutional conduct of the federal government for our clients and for the rest of the public."
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