Internet Gaming Firm Will Pay $9 Million

     MANHATTAN (CN) – A publicly traded Canadian Internet company will disgorge $9.1 million in criminal proceeds from its illegal gambling and money transmissions, under a deferred prosecution agreement, federal prosecutors said. Entertainment Systems Inc. and its subsidiary Citadel Commerce Corp. processed more than $2 billion for U.S. customers from 2002 until January 2007.

     According to the criminal information filed in Federal Court, ESI will disgorge $9.1 million and cooperate with investigators. If ESI behaves for 18 months, prosecutors will dismiss the information.

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