The former Chief Executive Officer of BetOnSports dropped a metaphorical bomb on
the his lawyer and the US authorities who were charging him with illegal online
casino operation. David Carruthers was scheduled to receive his formal
sentencing from the plea bargain which he accepted last April. The online
casinos which were operated under his umbrella were not allowed to accept
players from the United States and that is exactly why he is in so much trouble.
The surprising announcement came days before his sentencing and the day when the
attorneys were going to ask that the remainder of his sentence be served under
house arrest. The trade off would have meant that the former CEO would be able
to spend those three years in the plea bargain in his home instead of having to
spend them in prison.
That sounds like a pretty good deal, but apparently the former Chief Executive
Officer of the online casino and internet gambling site does not think that it
is good enough. The initial plea bargain included the federal prosecutors
dropping six of the other charges that he was facing. If those charges are
brought back due to the changing of his plea, then Carruthers could once again
be facing up to 20 years in prison and this time the prosecutors may not be
quite as nice as they were the first time around. The US government’s attorney
and the attorney of David Carruthers could not be reached for comment
immediately. That means that we still do not know exactly what the motive behind
the plea change is. So we have to wait and see how the US government handles
this trial and whether or not Carruthers will get a better or worse punishment
from his illegal internet gambling site and online casino charges.