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Civil Forfeiture of Internet Gambling Funds Filed in Maryland

March 30, 2010
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Since last summer, as part of a continuing investigation of illegal online gambling (“The Ghost Hand,” Feature, March 24), federal investigators in Maryland have seized more than $5 million from U.S. bank accounts tied to payment processors that allegedly transact business on behalf of offshore companies’ gambling web sites. Yesterday a civil forfeiture lawsuit...
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Nearly $4.3 Million Seized by Feds in Maryland from Online Gambling Payment Processors

January 13, 2010
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On Jan. 11, the last of 10 bank-account seizure warrants filed in connection with the ongoing federal probe of online gambling were returned to U.S. District Court in Maryland. The latest returns—for three warrants, all seeking funds from accounts held by a payment-processing company called HMD, Inc.—brought in $1,547,559.33. Earlier, in late 2009, returns...
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Federal On-Line Gambling Investigation in Maryland Seizes E-Mails of Payment-Processor Electracash

October 26, 2009
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Update: Accused Money-Launderer’s Lawyer Says His Client No Longer Owns Payment-Processor Electracash Electracash, Inc., the California payment-processor whose bank accounts were seized in July by federal investigators in Maryland who are probing the online gambling industry, has been targeted again. This time, the Feds are going after evidence of gambling-related communications in Electracash’s e-mail...
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Accused Money-Launderer’s Lawyer Says His Client No Longer Owns Payment-Processor Electracash

October 26, 2009
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As federal authorities continue their Maryland-based investigation into online gambling, the lawyer for one of the two people charged in the probe—Edward Courdy, accused last year of laundering illegal gambling proceeds—tells City Paper that a piece of the government’s information is wrong. Courdy, Stanley Greenberg writes in an Oct. 21 letter, is no longer...
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