Report: FBI freezes U.S. NETeller funds

7 February 2007

FBI officials have frozen an undisclosed amount U.S. NETeller customer funds to be used as evidence, according to a USA TODAY report.

Casino City contacted the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who refused comment.

"These (NETeller) cases are ongoing," U.S. Attorney spokesperson Rebekah Carmichael said. "There will be more information (made) available to the public as the cases unfold."

She also would not confirm or deny the USA TODAY report.

Repeated calls to the FBI and NETeller went unanswered.

Former NETeller co-founders Stephen Lawrence and John LeFebvre were arrested by the FBI and charged with money laundering in January.

NETeller was a popular payment-processor for American's gambling online. They shut down their U.S. based operations on January 17.

Americans with money still in NETeller accounts are being asked to wait patiently while the embattled e-wallet reviews their options.

U.S. customers can call the help-line at 1-888-258-5859 and speak to a live operator for more information. They can also sign up for NETeller's information email service or visit a FAQ at for withdrawal answers.

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