According to The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District in New York, Ray Bitar returned to USA and gave himself up to the FBI on Monday.
Bitar, the CEO of Pocket Kings, the parent company of Full Tilt Poker, is facing 5 charges for his role at Full Tilt Poker, including money laundering, illegal gambling business etc.
Ray Bitar sent the following e-mail to all Full Tilt's employees in Dublin, Ireland after surrendring to the U.S. authorities.
"To all Dublin Staff,
By now you probably have heard that I have returned to the US to deal with civil and criminal case that are pending against me in New York. We have all worked hard over the last 15 months to preserve Full Tilt's assets and potential in order to provide for the repayment of all players, and that continues to be our top priority. It is as important as ever that we all do everything possible to make that happen and, hopefully our deal with Poker Stars will very soon make our goal a reality. My return to the US is part of this process.
I am particularly grateful to all of you here in Dublin for your hard work, patience and understanding during this difficult time. I believe that your hard work and dedication should not go unrecognized, and we have made arrangements for Poker Stars to guarantee all July salaries. You should therefore have no concern about coming to work during this period. After that, we expect that your employment contracts will be assumed by the buyer of the company's assets.
For those that need to reach me, I expect to continue to be available by email and phone starting late Monday, New York time.
In the meantime, please refer any operational questions to REDACTED, and any HR questions to REDACTED.
Thank you all again.
Raymond J Bitar"