Copenhagen city Court confiscate 26 million dollars from professional poker player. Friend notified him to the police.
for several years was a professional poker player fraud against other players after having installed a spionprogram on their computers.
It has the Copenhagen city Court on Monday, reiterated in a judgment, where a man has been sentenced to unconditional imprisonment for two years and six months.
At the convicted person is confiscated in addition, 26 million dollars, informs the district court.
criminal Proceedings were initiated in may and is all about the man's activities in relation to the other players from 2008 to 2014.
The defendants are largely convicted after indictment on fraud and hacking.
The illegal profits confiscated, is estimated to be 26.376.929 dollars and 30 cents.
the Court has in sentencing expressed, to imprisonment for three years really is the appropriate sanction. But who is drawn six months from the penalty, because the case has been long in the making, informs the prosecutor in the case, Lisette Jorgensen.
The defendants have been protected by the navneforbud, and it is still the case, inform the prosecutor.
the Man on the spot appealed to The high Court, where he demands the acquittal.
In a previous court hearing it emerged that it was his old friend, who went to the police with the exceptional review.
Three witnesses - a man and two women - have told the court that the man over of them admitted to having installed spionprogrammet on other players ' computers.
the admission of guilt fell during a walk at one of the lakes in Copenhagen.
- He tells that he has installed the program to see my card, said the male witness.
The now convicted person has, as mentioned, denied the guilty. On his career he has told that he is in the middle of the 00's got the taste to bet money through card games.
Gradually he became so good at the game, that he could make a living from it. He was totally engrossed.
- In the beginning, before I had a gf, I played enough during periods à 16 hours per day. It was the first thing I did in the morning. They went back and forth between the computer and the toaster.
According to the judgment, he shall in addition to the 26 million crowns to pay nearly 800,000 dollars to a person.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 02 December 2019, 14:00