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Online-Poker Defendant Rubin Gets Three Year Sentence

Ira Rubin, accused of helping process billions of dollars in payments for illegal online gambling businesses, was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to forfeit $5 million.

Rubin, who pleaded guilty in January, was accused by federal prosecutors in New York of illegally processing payments for PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker, the leading online poker sites doing business with U.S. customers.