Paul Phua is currently free, once the sports case that is betting him is dismissed. But the opera may maybe not yet be entirely over. (Image: davisvanguard.org)
Paul Phua has had lots of highs and lows over the past 12 months, from the raid that led to his arrest last summer in Las Vegas to the increasing number of evidence against him considered to be inadmissible in court in recent months.
Today, though, it appears that the businessman that is malaysian poker player has come down on top for good.
US District Judge Andrew Gordon dismissed the charges against Phua on Monday, ending a court that is nearly year-long over an alleged illegal World Cup recreations betting band that was being come to an end of a Caesars Palace property on the Las Vegas Strip.
Judge Gordon made the decision after prosecutors admitted that their situation was falling aside due to the volume of evidence that they could not make use of against Phua in court.
Prohibited Search, Doomed Case
Gordon had ruled that evidence seized from three villas used by Phua and his associates ended up being tainted, as it was the fruit of a unlawful search conducted before the raid. That search was undertaken after the FBI worked with gaming officials to cut off Internet access to the villas, causing the occupants to call for tech support and allowing agents to enter under the guise of being repair workers.
Initially, only the evidence gathered fr Continue reading “Case Dismissed: Paul Phua Case Dumped as Vegas Judge Sends Him Packing”