PartyGaming founder in talks with DoJ
The founder of one of the most popular
online gambling companies PartyGaming, Anurag Dikshit, is near a
settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, according to
media reports. A report by the Financial Times claimed that the
online gambling boss had offered the U.S. $300 million as a
settlement and plead guilty to an illegal Internet gambling
charge which could net him 2 years behind bars. According to
PartyGaming Plc, owner of the Party Poker brand, commented that
any payment by the company would likely be "significantly below"
that sum and that the company is not considering any criminal
plea. According to FT, Anurag Dikshit is scheduled to appear in
front of a New York court and plead guilty to an offence under
the Wire Act and agree to cooperate with the Department of
Justice. Dikshit is currently holding almost 28% of the
PartyGaming online gambling firm.