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Peter Jepsen guilty in online poker cheating scam
��Danish substantial-stakes poker professional Peter Jepsen was identified guilty of laptop-based theft in a Copenhagen court final week.

The costs against Jepsen stemmed from an on-line poker cheating scam he ran towards other substantial-stake poker pros that netted him at least $4 million.

Jepsen, who played on-line using the screen title Zupp, began running his scam in 2008. With the assist of three accomplices, two guys and a girl who testified against him at his trial, Jepsen secretly put in malware onto the personal computers of other large-stakes poker pros.

This was largely completed at European Poker Tour events the place Jepsen and his accomplices secretly acquired entry to opponents' personal computers. The malware allowed Jepsen to see his opponents hole cards, offering him an unbeatable benefit.

Some of his opponents eventually caught on that anything was not right. Right after getting many complaints Danish authorities launched an investigation which led to Jepsen's trial. 5 many years has passed considering that the beginning of the investigation and the verdict being received final week.

Soon after currently being found guilty of personal computer-based mostly theft Jepsen was sentenced to 4 years in prison and he also obtained a � 3.5 million ($three.8 million US) fine. His 4-12 months jail sentence was decreased by 6 months due to what was regarded as to by an overly lengthy trial.

Along with the fine the Danish government will confiscate $three.9 million from Jepsen to consider and compensate the players he stole from. It remains to be witnessed if this money even exists to consider from Jepsen, and according to reviews, so far only � 107,000 has been returned to a confirmed victim of Jepsen's scam.

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