There’s been quite a bit of talk regarding a subpoena received by J.D. Newitt from the U.S.District Court in the Southern District of New York.
Why was he subpoenaed? The poker industry finds itself asking..
Is the DOJ investigating Full Tilt Poker is another question online poker enthusiasts found themselves asking.
According to the latest from Wicked Chops Poker, the DOJ is looking into uncoded, or possibly miss-coded financial transactions made by Full Tilt Poker shortly after the passing of the UIGEA, which required merchants to code their transactions, disclosing the purpose, such as floral purchases, or auto sales, or online poker deposits.
Why though, if that’s all the DOJ were interested in would they choose to talk to Newitt?
That’s the question that’s now on everyone’s mind. Newitt according to reports, gossip, and other sources was a “Poker Player Liason” so to speak. He set up poker tournaments for players, made deals with them, etc. At least that was his position before being let go following a mistake that caused Howard Lederer public embarassment, as well as leaking knowledge of the companies management to the general public.
No word on whether Newitt’s termination was due to the email snafu though. What Newitt doesn’t have a known history of doing is working in the accounting department at Full Tilt Poker.. And that little insignificant fact is what has the poker industry wondering… is there more to this story?