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Will Hank Paulson Help Out The Online Gamblers?

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Yesterday we learned that a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Missouri had returned indicted 11 individuals and four corporations connected with the online gambling business on various charges of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud. The founder of, Gary Stephen Kaplan, was dramatically arrested while changing flights on a trip from the UK to Costa Rica.
Today some in the online gambling industry are wondering whether they might have a friend or ally in the Bush Administration, namely Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. During his time at the top of Goldman Sachs the investment bank reportedly made investments in online gambling, including Betonsports. So will Paulson back his boys now that he is in the second highest ranking cabinet level post?
Uhm, don’t bet on it.

U.S. Treasury secretary Henry Paulson a friend to online gambling?