Pinnacle Sports owner Stanley Tomchin is not going down without a fight and has hired high profile gaming lawyer Jeff Ifrah, a partner of the Washington DC based law firm Ifrah Law who also represents Full Tilt Poker.
The indictments were sent out last month from the DOJ on allegations that he and twenty-four other people were running illegal gambling operations in multiple jurisdictions including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada and California. The three major Pinnacle owners are listed in the indictment as Stanley Tomchin, Brandt England and George Molsbarger.
They are accused of accepting up to $50 million in illegal sports betting wagers over the period of a year and half under the gambling enterprise World Wide Wagers as indicated by District Attorney Richard A. Brown of Queens County.
But Tomchin and his legal team are claiming that he was not involved and is not a top tier bookmaker or even a “Kingpin” as described in the media, and in fact has only ever met two of the other 24 people that were indicted along with him.
They will be out to fight this indictment and prove his innocence of the alleged wrong doing as stated by Ifrah, “Stan Tomchin denies the allegations against him in the indictment. We look forward to clearing his good name and restoring his reputation.”
Recently, this case has brought international attention to Pinnacle Sports on both sides of the pond. They do hold gaming licenses in Curacao and one with Alderney for Pinnacle Europe, but the latter is now currently under investigation by the jurisdiction due to these allegations.