Black Friday Banker Gets Three Months In Jail

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A former Utah banker who was charged in the Black Friday indictments of helping online poker companies process gambling funds has been sentenced to three months in jail.

John Campos, the former President of Sun First Bank in Utah plead guilty to his crimes in March as part of a plea deal. He had originally faced several felonies in US District Court, although prosecutors and attorneys for Campos struck a deal in which he plead guilty to a single misdemeanor charge.

US District Judge Lewis Kaplan told Campos: “There’s just no doubt at all that you engaged in criminal behavior. That is not a laughing matter, even if it was a small bank in St. George, Utah.”

Campos' plea deal was in limbo earlier this year when Judge Kaplan did not immediately accept it. The Judge demanded that prosecutors justify why they would settle for a single misdemeanor instead of the felony charges. Kaplan eventually did side with the government and accepted the plea.

Campos must report for his sentence on or before September 18th.