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Judge throws out evidence in Phua illegal gambling case

27 May 2015
A federal judge Tuesday tossed out the remaining evidence in an illegal gambling case against wealthy Malaysian businessman Paul Phua because of government misconduct. Following a two-hour hearing, U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon issued a ruling from the bench that essentially gutted the government’s case. ... (read more)
 

Malaysian businessman pleads not guilty in new gambling case

21 May 2015
Wealthy Malaysian businessman Paul Phua pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to felony charges contained in a new gambling indictment against him. The indictment added a conspiracy charge to previous counts of operating an illegal gambling business and transmission of wagering information. ... (read more)
 

Feds obtain new gambling indictment against Malaysian businessman

14 May 2015
Undaunted by a judicial order tossing out key evidence, federal prosecutors on Wednesday obtained a new indictment in their illegal gambling case against wealthy Malaysian businessman Paul Phua. The new indictment adds a conspiracy charge against Phua to the previous felony counts of operating an illegal gambling business and transmission of wagering information. ... (read more)
 

Federal judge declares FBI ruse violated gambler's privacy rights

22 April 2015
A federal judge ruled Friday that FBI agents violated a wealthy Malaysian businessman’s privacy rights when they entered his Caesars Palace villa posing as repairmen to secretly gather evidence before conducting a raid in an international sports betting investigation. U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon also ... (read more)
 

Four plead guilty in federal case targeting illegal sports bets

22 April 2015
Sports bettor Glen Cobb and his family pleaded guilty Monday in a long-running investigation of a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling operation. Cobb, 50, pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor accessory after the fact to the crime of transmission of wagering information. His parents, Charles and Anna ... (read more)
 

Four to plead guilty in illegal Vegas sports betting case, forfeit $4.3 million

17 April 2015
A top Las Vegas sports bettor and his family have struck deals with the government to plead guilty in a long-running investigation of a multimillion-dollar illegal betting operation. Glen Cobb has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of the misdemeanor accessory after the fact to the crime of transmission of wagering information. ... (read more)
 

Unprecedented ruse in betting scheme case debated in federal court

24 March 2015
LAS VEGAS -- Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers were in court Monday debating the validity of an FBI search warrant and an unprecedented ruse agents used to gain access to luxury Strip villas before raiding an international betting operation. Prosecutors were trying to persuade U.S. District Judge ... (read more)
 

Key figure in illegal World Cup bets sentenced to probation

9 March 2015
LAS VEGAS -- The son of wealthy Malaysian businessman Paul Phua pleaded guilty Friday in a betting scheme prosecutors say involved millions of dollars in illegal wagers on the 2014 World Cup. Darren Phua — who had been fighting for months with his father to get illegal gambling charges dismissed — pleaded ... (read more)
 

Federal judge recommends tossing out evidence in sports betting case

3 February 2015
LAS VEGAS -- A federal judge Monday recommended tossing out the brunt of the evidence against a wealthy Malaysian businessman and his son in what authorities say was an illegal sports betting operation run out of Caesars Palace luxury villas. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen found that "false and misleading ... (read more)

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