Sentencing took place today for Ira Rubin, the man accused of assisting online poker companies to send billions of dollars in illegal gambling profits from American players overseas. Rubin will serve three years in prison for his role.
Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan handed down the sentence after prosecutors made a case against Rubin claiming that he masked the money processed by poker companies as income from transactions on various websites such as golf stores and others.
Several other individuals including Rubin were charged in this case which resulted in the closure of three major online poker sites in the United States.
Rubin was arrested in Guatemala before he made it out of the country to Thailand in April 201. He was held without bails and authorities say he resided in Costa Rica since 2008.