BetOnSports face even more trouble

After failing to show up for a court appearance in St. Louis last week, BetOnSports is in more hot water after federal prosecutors claim the company should be cited for contempt of court.

Prosecutors are asking the judge overseeing the case to impose fines on the beleaguered company in what they claim has been a “wilful disregard” of the court’s processes. However, Jeffrey Demerath, attorney to the company, is reported to have told U.S district Judge Carol Jackson that his clients had told him to not turn up to the hearing.

After shutting down their U.S operations following the arrest of former chief executive David Carruthers and the ensuing U.S clampdown on online gambling, BetOnSports agreed a settlement with the U.S Attorney’s office to pay back all the money owed to its customers.

However, there were doubts at the time that this agreement would be kept, with BetOnSports claiming that they would need to collect money from processors and other debtors first, and now these suspicions have been realised.

Thousands of customers are still yet to be paid with BetOnSports seemingly drawing out the whole process.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2007-01-10 11:58:50




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