Paul Phua is currently free, once the sports betting situation against him happens to be dismissed. But the opera may not be totally over yet. (Image: davisvanguard.org)
Paul Phua has had plenty of highs and lows over the past year, from the raid that led to his arrest last summer in Las Vegas to the increasing number of evidence against him considered become inadmissible in court in recent months.
Today, however, it seems that the businessman that is malaysian poker player has come down on top for good.
US District Judge Andrew Gordon dismissed the charges against Phua on Monday, closing a nearly year-long court battle over an alleged illegal World Cup sports gambling band that had been being go out of a Caesars Palace property on the vegas Strip.
Judge Gordon made the decision after prosecutors admitted that their instance was dropping aside because of the volume of evidence that they could no longer use against Phua in court.
Prohibited Search, Doomed Case
Gordon had ruled that evidence seized from three villas being used by Phua and their associates was tainted, since it was the fruit of a illegal search conducted before the raid. That search was undertaken after the FBI worked with gaming officials to cut off Internet use of the villas, causing the occupants to call for tech support and agents that are allowing enter beneath the guise of being repair workers.
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