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Isai Scheinberg of PokerStars Now Has October 2020 Trial Date But Expects To Quietly Plead Guilty

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SDNY, Feb 20, updated Feb 21 -- When Isai Scheinberg, after being indicted in 2011 and recently returning from Switzerland voluntarily though following an extradition request appeared in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on February 20, the mood was strangely cordial.

  SDNY Judge Lewis A. Kaplan set a trial date, of October 19 - but told the defendant's well known counsel Paul Schechtman he expected the case reach a disposition before then, and that he'd assign the plea to the Magistrates Court.   

  These are the quiet pleas that take place unannounced and usually uncovered in that court in the mornings. But Inner City Press will follow this one. It all relates back to so-called "Black Friday" in April, 2011 whic saw indictments involving Scheinberg's PokerStars, as well as Full Tilt Poker, Ultimate Bet, and Absolute Poker.

  Scheinberg spent years living both in Canada and on the Isle of Man. SDNY prosecutors started extradition proceedings during a visit by Scheinberg to Switzerland. He was released on one million dollars bail.The case is US v. Scheinberg, 10-cr-336 (Kaplan). 


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