U.S. Justice Department Makes Move On Defendants' Assets

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The United States Justice Department has issued a warrant 'in rem' against several defendants in the ongoing civil suit of Full Tilt Poker and its owners and board members.

The Justice Department has added poker pros Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson to the defendant list in its $3 billion lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker. Company CEO Ray Bitar and Rafe Furst were also named in the suit. After adding the new defendants to the case, the Justice Department then issued a warrant in rem, seeking the seizure of property from the defendants.

The warrant names several bank accounts that are allegedly related to the case with the following companies being named: HH Lederer Consulting LLC and Telamonian Ajax Trust.

The warrant was issued by U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York Leonard B. Sand and authorizes authorities to seize the property named in the warrant.