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Old 04-27-2015, 10:27 PM   #1
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Arrest warrant issued for Bryan Micon (sentenced to probation)

Likely not returning to the US anytime soon:

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/la...o-used-bitcoin

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Old 04-27-2015, 10:37 PM   #2
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Awesome news for those proclaiming Bitcoin was the best thing since Jebus!
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:38 PM   #3
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Good imho. Face the music brah. Cant be weaseling all your life.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:47 PM   #4
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They don't like innovation, and they don't like competition.

The two most honest poker site operators that I have ever known are Isai Scheinberg and Bryan Micon. Both are now under indictment.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:49 PM   #5
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whata' boss
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:50 PM   #6
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damn, this guy made me some money in past at chipmeup.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:52 PM   #7
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gl micon
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:14 PM   #8
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^sorry, my sarcasm must have been a little too disguised.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:30 PM   #9
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Micon is a good dude I wish him the best.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:34 PM   #10
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Good imho. Face the music brah. Cant be weaseling all your life.
Not sure how anyone could be rooting against him in this situation.

Creates a non compulsory service that people want to use and NV AG comes in to enforce their compulsory monopoly with guns and prison time.

Sounds like an awful symptom of larger problems to me. Unless you know something about Micon I don't?
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:40 PM   #11
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Wow never heard of the raid on his home incident. As if he was some wannabe ganster ready to shoot it out with the cops. The government been on some next level ****** **** for a while.



http://www.pokernews.com/news/2015/0...raid-20740.htm
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:46 PM   #12
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What a ****ing joke.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:52 PM   #13
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US government is the best
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:30 AM   #14
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Funny how Micon believes he is the victim in all of this.
Very delusional and sad.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:37 AM   #15
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I don't really see it as different than running a illegal craps game in your house.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:43 AM   #16
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donk down?
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:58 AM   #17
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Funny Micon never stole a dime from anyone and has an arrest warrant out for him. Lederer and crew stole millions ruined peoples lives and never had an arrest warrant out for them....
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:12 AM   #18
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I don't really see it as different than running a illegal craps game in your house.
How many use bitcoin and serve international customers though?

If anything, he is just naive to have lived in NV while running the site.
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:32 AM   #19
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If he gets a good lawyer he may be able to fight his sentence down.

Bitcoin is not currency but property under IRS's statement.
I wonder if he can say that his site is comparable to Zynga, where he views seals chips as play money that are just exchanged with Bitcoin and back.

The guy is crazy to be running Seals when he is a US citizen.
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:45 AM   #20
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If he gets a good lawyer he may be able to fight his sentence down.

Bitcoin is not currency but property under IRS's statement.
I wonder if he can say that his site is comparable to Zynga, where he views seals chips as play money that are just exchanged with Bitcoin and back.

The guy is crazy to be running Seals when he is a US citizen.
Bitcoin was still raked and is considered "property"
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:55 AM   #21
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Bitcoin was still raked and is considered "property"
Why does that matter?
Specifically seals chips were raked not bitcoin.
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:04 AM   #22
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Yipps..oh well
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:12 AM   #23
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Re: Arrest warrant issued for Bryan Micon

Register of Actions
Case No. 15F06274X
State of Nevada vs. MICON, BRYAN





Case Type: Felony
Date Filed: 04/27/2015
Location: JC Department 4
Party Information
Lead Attorneys
Defendant Active WarrantMICON, BRYAN

State of Nevada State of Nevada
Charge Information
Charges: MICON, BRYAN Statute Level Date
1. Oper game estb/srv/sys w/o lic [53563] 463.160.1 Felony 04/27/2015
Events & Orders of the Court
OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS
04/27/2015 CTRACK Track Assignment JC04
04/27/2015 Criminal Complaint
04/27/2015 Request For Arrest Warrant
04/27/2015 Declaration of Warrant Summons (Affidavit)
04/27/2015 Arrest Warrant Request (10:15 AM) (Judicial Officer Sciscento, Joseph S.)
Result: Arrest Warrant Issued
04/27/2015 Arrest Warrant Ordered to be Issued (Judicial Officer: Sciscento, Joseph S. )
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04/27/2015 Minute Order - Department 04 (Judicial Officer: Sciscento, Joseph S. )
04/27/2015 Warrant Issued
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:17 AM   #24
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Actually I'm pretty convinced that he has a good chance in court if he gets a good lawyer.

Would be really interesting to watch his case if he had a good lawyer and popular bitcoin community members testify how bitcoin is property and not currency.

Currently people can go exchange real money for play money chips on Zynga.
Real Money -> Digital chips (Property) People get to keep their "property"

Seals with Clubs you could exchange only bitcoin (Property) for Seals chips (Property)
People get to keep their "property" or exchange it back and forth.

There was rake for seals chips but it could be argued that it was basically similar to a subscription service to keep servers up and running for games to continue.
If anything they should just say so what? He can rake play money chips if he wants to...

Anyway if he won the case that he committed no crime, it would be pretty good for the poker community.
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:22 AM   #25
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Actually I'm pretty convinced that he has a good chance in court if he gets a good lawyer.
This is a felony charge, not a lawsuit. For it to go to court at all Micon would have to actually show up, which he has no reason to do.
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