Danish High-Stakes Scandal – Two Formally Charged With Aiding And Abetting Computer Fraud

Poker playing prime suspect as yet uncharged.

Yesterday we passed along the story of accusations of fraud against a top Danish high-stakes poker pro. Today, according to website dx.mx (translated by Google) it looks like Danish authorities have formally charged two individuals with aiding and abetting that computer fraud but have yet to formally charge the accused poker player.

Authorities are still withholding the names of those charged, though many in the poker community have narrowed down their speculation and are simply awaiting confirmation from authorities. The poker player and his accomplices are thought to have defrauded fellow high-stakes players in the “tens of millions” of dollars which, if true, could catapult this into one of the largest online scandals of all time.

The player in question is being accused of installing a trojan horse on the computers of players so which would reveal their hole cards. A scheme that was also uncovered at EPT Barcelona in Season 10 when Jens “Jeans” Kyllonen reported that his laptop was removed and then returned from his hotel room and then was later found to have a screen sharing trojan program installed.

The attorney for the accused poker player stated that these allegations are baseless and that the as yet unnamed accused denies the charges.

More as this develops…

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