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Poker Player Edwin Ting Sentenced to Five Months in Prison; Ordered to Forfeit $2M

Edwin Ting

According to the Associated Press, a federal judge in Manhattan sentenced Edwin Ting to five months in prison and ordered him to forfeit $2 million on Tuesday.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who also oversaw the Black Friday indictments, says that Ting ran illegal high-stakes poker games from 2010 to 2013.

Ting is a regular in high-stakes cash games. He also finished in 99th place in the 2008 World Poker Tour $25,000 Championship for $39,570.

Fellow high-stakes pro Justin "BoostedJ" Smith was sentenced to probation two weeks ago in connection to the same illegal, Russian gambling ring. Smith will spend three months in home confinement and serve 200 hours of community service.

In total, 25 of the defendants have pleaded guilty in the case, forfeiting more than $68 million.

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