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Seized Online Poker Funds Staying Frozen

September 1, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — In a U.S. federal court in San Diego, a district judge has denied a bid by an online payment processor and the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) to return about $13 million in online poker winnings that were seized earlier this year.

The funds, which represent the winnings of thousands of players, were mostly the domain of Account Services, an Internet payment processing firm based in San Diego county.

The lawyers seeking to un-freeze the money argued that prosecutors used questionable tactics to seize and retain the money, avoiding the larger issue of whether online poker is or is not specifically legal in the United States under its various hostile laws.

To get more details on the case at the San Diego Union-Tribune, click here.