Bryan Micon Receives $25k Fine and 2 Years Probation

Bryan Micon Receives $25k Fine and 2 Years ProbationEarlier this year, Bryan Micon was arrested for running an unlicensed Bitcoin iGambling site called Sealswithclubs from his Las Vegas home. At that time, Micon faced the prospect of spending up to 10 years behind bars, as well as a $50,000 fine, but in July he subsequently accepted the illegal gambling charges levied against him. As a result, the former iPoker website operator has now been handed a $25,000 fine and sentenced to two year’s probation by the Clark County District Court, with his felony charge to be reduced to a misdemeanor once his probation period is completed successfully.
During his court appearance on Tuesday, Bryan Micon said little other than to acknowledge the sentence handed to him by Judge Earley. This is in sharp contrast to his vociferous outburst in February, after fleeing the United States for Antigua and attacking the US for carrying out “a big violation” of his personal freedom. As Micon explained at the time:
“After I was led out in handcuffs in my underwear, it was pretty clear that it was proper to leave sooner rather than later. And I didn’t really want my 2-year-old daughter, whom I love very much, to grow up in a police state where creativity is often met with guns, handcuffs.”
During his recent court case, District Court Judge Kerry Earley had the option of handing Micon three years of probation, but settled on a lesser amount of time after accepting the plea of his attorney Richard Schonfeld that Micon had acted responsibly to the charges brought against him. The former poker pro will now remain in Nevada to serve out his probation, and is currently employed by a company which manufactures remote-controlled drones. Once his probation is completed, Micon says he intends to move permanently to Antigua, and already has a technology job lined up working for a newspaper.


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