NEW YORK — A Utah banker could get up to 6 months in prison for his role in an Internet poker prosecution that shut down the U.S. operations of three card-dealing companies.
John Campos will be sentenced Wednesday. The former St. George, Utah, banker pleaded guilty in March to a misdemeanor bank gambling charge.
The plea prompted Judge Lewis Kaplan to question whether the government was abandoning the prosecution.
Campos admitted that he processed $200 million in gambling proceeds since late 2009 while he was vice chairman of the SunFirst Bank’s board of directors.
Campos said his processing of the gambling proceeds for PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker was not in return for a $10 million investment in the bank.