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Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom takes $300,000 plea deal in Black Friday indictment case_1

Eleven of the 12 defendants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Black Friday” crackdown on April 15, 2011, have now resolved their cases with the Department of Justice (DOJ) as the founder and co-owner of Costa Rica-based Absolute Poker, Scott Tom, has accepted a $300,000 plea deal.

The deal with federal prosecutors results in only one more individual, the former owner of PokerStars, Isai Scheinberg, who was the first of the 12 people named in the Black Friday indictments, has yet to conclude his business with the DOJ. However, the Israeli-Canadian did work alongside the DOJ to help poker players affected by Black Friday get their money back. Scheinberg, a former senior programmer for IBM Canada, sold his …