Monday May 9,2016 : DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REJECTS 1,500 FULL TILT POKER CLAIMS (Update)
Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering division's decision open to appeal until May 17.
Forum exchanges over the weekend indicate that around 1,500 Full Tilt petitioners have had their claims rejected by the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering division of the US Department of Justice following review.
Players affected report that they received emails notifying them of the disqualification and giving them until May 17 to file appeals. The emails were confirmed by a website notice put up by Garden City Group, the DoJ-appointed administrator of the Full Tilt refund project which has to date seen around 44,000 players reimbursed., a number GCG says brings the project to about 94 percent completion.
The publication Poker Update reports that it is likely some of the disallowed claims were from affiliates or players whose claims did not correlate with the FT records being used by the DoJ
"Roughly $112 million has been paid to former U.S. Full Tilt players in eight separate waves of reimbursement that began more than two years ago," Poker Update notes. "The largest of those came on February 28, 2014 – a day that was dubbed Green Friday – when $76 million landed in the accounts of over 27,000 players."