Paul Phua Case Dismissed

The Wei Seng “Paul” Phua case has been ongoing for a while but it has come to a head as US District Judge Andrew Gordon dismissed criminal conspiracy and illegal gambling charges him due to a lack of evidence.

The court deemed evidence inadmissible due to the illegal seizure and search of Phua’s Caesars Palace villa.

Phua’s lawyers said he will be returning to Malaysia after being stuck in the US for 9 months while the case was open.

“Ultimately, he has been vindicated by our constitutional system and the honesty and strength of our federal judiciary. He is free,” said Attorney David Chesnoff.

Federal prosecutors have the option to appeal the judge’s ruling.
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    Seems to me that this guy is anything but innocent. I'm not closely informed with all of his activities but from what I've heard the online gambling is his most insignificant sin. This kind of people must be in jail and FBI could only regret that they didn't do their job well enough and the court was not able to convict him.
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    I read about this a while back. There are a lot of no,no's in this mess. First, there is illegal online gambling. Then, the FBI thinks whatever they do is OK, because they are the FBI, even if it's just as illegal as illegal online gambling. Because Paul Phua can afford the best attorneys and is a member of the 14k Triad, a Chinese organized crime group, he gets off. The others have no other choice but to agree to a plea deal. One of which happens to be his son. Paul Phua is ow free to leave LasVega, but his story continues. he still faces charges of running an illegal sports gambling business in Macau.
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    Yes, it seems that from the beginning of the process last year, the evidence against Paul Phua were very poor (evidence obtained illegally), but the decision right one at the time for Paul is out of the US and return to their land, because this process is still on appeal and this decision can be reversed and Paul Phua hypothetically be sentenced to another prison.
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    This is actually the first time I hear about this and I'm not sure how I managed to not hear about it. I did some reading afterwards, though, and I got frustrated. Not only him but also 7 other men were arrested regarding this case, 5 of them pleaded guilty and has 5 years probation, while he walks away free. I don't think that's fair and so far I don't think of him as a fair man.
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    To me ,this was expected. Paul Phua is great player but it is not the biggest reason why is he free today. You have probably heard the rumours that he is member of 14k Triad,which is one of the 3 most powerfull triads. He will get a lot of money for being stuck in USA for 9 months.

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