Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tran Organization Head Phuong Quoc Truong Gets 6 Years in Prison For Masterminding World's Biggest Casino Baccarat Scam!

Actually Phuong Quoc Truong got off light if you ask me. If you compare his sentence to other notable convicted casino and poker cheats responsable for major cheating scams, you'll probably agree. Just take a look at Richard Taylor's case for corrupting dealers at only one casino, Foxwoods in Connecticut, to put down a $100,000 inside Craps scam. He got 10 years for his efforts. But Truong was the brains behind the world's most massive and encompassing casino scam, corrupting dozens of dealers in two countries, victimizing at least 30 casinos and taking down anywhere from $7 million to $20 million, depending on which account of it you read.

Truong will also serve three years of supervised release when he's out of jail, forfeit $2,791,146 in cash as well as homes, property, cars and jewelry, and will make restitution to various casinos in the amount of $5,753,416.

Truong had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in the affairs of a racketeering enterprise, after facing initial charges of conspiracy to organize and run a racketeering enterprise, conspiracy to commit several crimes against the United States, conspiracy to steal and launder money, and conspiracy to steal property from tribal gaming casinos.

Thirty-seven defendants have pleaded guilty in this Tran Organziation case, which makes it the biggest casino conspiracy crime ever busted in the entire world. Most of the casinos targeted were in the Western United States, though some Canadian casinos were also victimized.

To read more about the Tran Organization's false shuffle scam, click here.