Ex-Utah exec gets 3 months in NY poker case

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Associated Press

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 27 at 4:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A Utah banker has been sentenced to three months in prison for his role in an Internet poker prosecution that shut down the U.S. operations of three card-dealing companies.

John Campos was sentenced Wednesday in Manhattan. The former St. George, Utah, banker pleaded guilty in March to a misdemeanor bank gambling charge.

Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan said Campos did not make much money personally but still engaged in a greed-driven crime. Campos did not speak before the sentence was imposed.

He admitted that he processed $200 million in gambling proceeds since late 2009 while he was vice chairman of the SunFirst Bank's board of directors.

Campos said his processing of the gambling proceeds for PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker was not in return for a $10 million investment in the bank.

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