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Chris Ferguson Reaches Agreement with United States DOJ

By , Rakeback.com Poker News Editor

Full Tilt Poker has largely not been in the news since PokerStars purchased it. Black Friday happened quite a while ago at this point, but some people still have reason to think about it every day - including Americans who are still owed money because of Full Tilt, and the executives who still face charges from the United States.

The highest profile individual still facing charges is Chris "Jesus" Ferguson. The Department of Justice originally wanted over $40 million in civil damages from Ferguson, although in reality it seemed much more likely that he would pay far less than that figure after Howard Lederer settled for a small percentage of what was sought from him.

On Wednesday, Ferguson reached a similar settlement. He has agreed to pay over $2.35 million (the exact amount is unknown because the settlement includes forfeiture of several accounts with unknown amounts of money in them).

All that's needed now for Ferguson to be cleared of charges is approval from Judge Kimba H. Wood, which is likely to be granted soon.

Several interesting questions arise from this development - when, if ever, will Ferguson attempt to make a return to playing poker? Will he ever tell his side of what happened at Full Tilt? How much will his story differ from Howard Lederer's story?


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