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PHUA PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT
06th August, 2014 at 14:11:41
Trial set for end of September
Wei Seng Paul Phua and his son, Darren Wai Kit Phua entered a plea of not guilty in Federal Court this week in response to a Felony indictment of transmitting illegal wagering information and operating an illegal gambling business (see previous reports).
Paul Phua, a Malaysian national and professional high stakes poker player is alleged to have run an illegal gambling operation taking wagers on the World Cup Football Tournament amounting to as much as $ 360 million. Most of the wagers are alleged to have been placed by Asian punters.
Phua will face trial on September 29, 2014 as set by USA Magistrate Cam Ferenbach.
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