Paul Phua is currently free, whilst the sports betting case against him has been dismissed. But the opera may maybe not be completely over yet. (Image: davisvanguard.org)
Paul Phua has had plenty of highs and lows over the past 12 months, from the raid that led to his arrest last summer in vegas to the increasing level of proof against him considered become inadmissible in court in present months.
Today, though, it would appear that the businessman that is malaysian poker player has arrived away on top once and for all.
US District Judge Andrew Gordon dismissed the charges against Phua on Monday, ending a almost year-long court battle over an alleged illegal World Cup sports gambling band that was being run out of a Caesars Palace villa on the Las Vegas Strip.
Judge Gordon made the decision after prosecutors admitted that their case was falling aside due to the volume of evidence they could no further use against Phua in court.
Prohibited Search, Doomed Case
Gordon had ruled that evidence seized from three villas getting used by Phua and their associates had been tainted, since it was the fruit of a illegal search conducted before the raid. That search was undertaken following the FBI worked with gaming officials to stop Internet usage of the villas, causing the occupants to call for tech support and allowing agents to enter under the guise of being repair workers.
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