Online gambling operator faces charges
Jeff Pearson has been taking into custody in Costa Rica. Pearson is one of the original “online gambling operation scammers”, he set up an online casino “Lucky’s Casino” in late 90’s and then closed down before paying out money owed to customers.
Pearson faces multiple charges of fraud for a number of scams ran by him and 8 other scammers who pocketed up to $13 million dollars from Americans.
He has run a number of scams including health insurance and energy products. The online casino scam was elaborately kept covered by using VOIP e.g. Skype to disguise that the company was based outside the US.
Pearson was arrested whilst travelling with bodyguards and his luxury mansion was later searched. It is unclear if or when he will be extradited.