Chris Ferguson Negotiating With DoJ

This story was published more than 11 years ago.

Professional poker player and former Full Tilt Poker Director Chris Ferguson has reportedly been negotiating with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding his role in the company's illegal activity.

Ferguson was indicted along with several others by the United States in 2011, a legal move which saw the internet poker industry crash as a result.

Court documents show that Ferguson's attorneys have filed an extension with a federal court seeking an extension to continue negotiations. The former World Series of Poker Champion is one of the last defendants to reach a settlement with the government. Fellow Full Tilt Executives Ray Bitar, Howard Lederer and Rafe Furst have already settled their cases for millions of dollars.

After Full Tilt Poker's shuttering by the United States all players saw their accounts frozen, with balances for Americans still waiting to be paid out by the site's new owners PokerStars.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.