Gambling 911 publisher Chris Costigan is reporting that Australian Daniel Tzetkoff, the 28-year-old payment processor who was arrested last year in Las Vegas for allegedly stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S. online poker rooms, will be the star witness in the government's Black Friday indictments against the same poker rooms he allegedly stole from.
From Gambling 911:
The 28-year-old Tzvetkoff was arrested in Las Vegas in April last year for allegedly laundering more than $US500 million for the three Internet poker rooms and is facing 75 years in a US federal prison. Ironically, there were unconfirmed rumors at the time of Tzvetkoff’s arrest suggesting operatives at Full Tilt Poker tipped off Feds regarding his journey to Vegas. The Australian had shut down his payment processing business prior to being arrested, withholding millions of dollars from the big three rooms. On April 15 executives from the three companies were charged with money laundering and bank fraud. Tzvetkoff was widely believed to have entered a witness protection program, becoming an informant for the Feds.