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According to a Reuters article, Australia's Daniel Tzvetkoff (pictured), who "cooperated with a broader investigation into online poker sites that led to criminal charges against the owners of Full Tilt, Absolute Poker, and PokerStars," received no additional jail time in a sentence handed down on Wednesday. He was hit with a $13 million forfeiture for his role with his payment processing company, Intabill. Apparently, Tzvetkoff, who was picked up by the US Government in 2010 in Nevada, is now working for a "respectable organization," according to his attorney, whom Reuters spoke to. Additi
According to an article that appeared in the Courier Mailout of Australia, Black Friday informant Daniel Tzvetkoff (pictured) is likely to avoid any more jail time than the four months he originally served. According to the news site, "Tzvetkoff faced a 75-year sentence in a Federal jail when he was arrested in Las Vegas in 2010 for illegally processing more than $1 billion, but the 31-year-old, along with his parents and mother-in-law, have made a passionate plea to a New York judge ahead of his sentencing." The same article revealed that Tzvetkoff, an Aussie, gave nearly 100,000 documents
Black Friday and the ramifications from that time still have repercussions today. Several major players in the online poker industry have served jail time and/or paid massive fines for their involvement and the industry in the United States has never recovered. But what happened to the man who "blew the whistle" and essentially brought down online poker as we knew it in the United States? According to the Queensland Courier Mail in an article entitled "Whiz Kid Proves That Crime Can Pay," Daniel Tzvetkoff (pictured), the internet entrepreneur who was responsible for processing many of the p