US District Court Judge Andrew Gordon has dismissed criminal illegal gambling and conspiracy charges against Malaysian pro poker player Paul Phua after prosecutors claimed to not have enough evidence to try the case.
Gordon ruled last week that evidence collected against Phua was inadmissible due to the fact that the FBI illegally entered Phua's villa at Caesars Palace, posing as cable repair men to plant the bug that collected evidence.
Commenting on the dismissal Phua's Attorney David Chesnoff said. “Ultimately, he has been vindicated by our constitutional system and the honesty and strength of our federal judiciary. He is free."
Phua will now head back to Malaysia to visit his sick mother, who is suffering cancer.