Oregon poker pro pleads guilty in piracy case
Talon White admits to having pirated and sold copyrighted videos
It seems to be professional poker players have found additional ways to keep themselves entertained other than playing a good poker event. The professional poker player Talon White is facing two different charges related to an illegal operation he was running, related to a video piracy operation. At only 29 years old, White is now pleading guilty to charges of criminal infringement of copyright and tax evasion.
White was involved in a massive online operation that sold illegally-gained downloadable content. The net profits from this operation were said to be around $8 million and one of the agreements in this plea to declare himself guilty includes a settlement to pay to the government at least $8 million from cash and other digital asset resources.
White received his official sentence on February 1, 2020, and, even though there was a plea bargain involved, most likely White will have to do some time in prison. For his charges, the maximum time he could get was five years behind federal prison since he confessed. On top of the sentence and the $4 million he needs to pay back, there is also a fine that was assigned to him for a total of $250,000 for his felonies. That sum comes in addition to any other payable amount.
This case made a lot of pubic noise in the poker community back in May this year. By the time he was busted, White had been in businesses for over five years. Initially, he was asked to face the justice system in November 2018 when he was requested to give away his ownership of a house in Newport for $450,000.