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darmstadt
16th June 2005, 08:07
Is this guys name for real:

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According to the department, online gambling operators such as Ms Parasol, 38, her husband, James Russell DeLeon, 39, and their partners, Indian computing experts Anurag Dikshit and Vikrant Bhargava could face prosecution under three federal statutes: the Interstate Wire Act, the Illegal Gambling Business Act and the Travel Act. These carry penalties of between two and five years' imprisonment for each offence.

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(Il)legal gambling (http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/news/0,12597,1507583,00.html)

threaded
16th June 2005, 08:17
The American legal system is set up to support American business interests. If there is an American company in the same business then these people are in trouble.

Same thing happened in the 70s/80s with secondhand computers. European companies built the market, and then American corporations moved in, then they got the state dept. to send out arrest warrants for the directors etc. of the European companies.

Another possibility is that some American firm sees this as a method of depressing the price so they can buy more on the flotation and hence make a bigger profit later.

Hey, it's only business, American style.

At least it's not oil, 'cause they'd maybe send in the marines as well...