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Absolute Poker's Brent Beckley receives 14-month prison sentence

24 July 2012

Reuters reports that Brent Beckley pleaded guilty to criminal charges, including conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, in December. According to Reuters, while in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Beckley admitted he knowingly broke the law when Absolute Poker disguised deposits and withdrawals to banks to facilitate gambling funds.

The Reuters report states that Beckley was facing a maximum sentence of 30 years, but his cooperation landed him a reduced sentence. He is the second Black Friday defendant who has been sentenced by Judge Kaplan. Last month, Kaplan sentenced former bank executive John Campos to three months in prison, Reuters reports.

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