DOJ Seeks Independent Claims Administrator for Full Tilt Settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice released a job posting for a Claims Administrator in the Full Tilt Poker settlements case today.

It’s likely a positive step for U.S. Full Tilt Poker players who still have money frozen on the site.

The Claims Administrator will be in charge of analyzing data from claims by U.S. Full Tilt players and digging into the user accounts from the FTP software.

Applicants must list any prior experience or relation with Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, Absolute Poker or any other gambling or poker company.

Here’s the complete application as seen on the DOJ website:

Claims Administrator—Full Tilt Poker
The Government is soliciting applications from qualified persons to serve, pursuant to 28 C.F.R. §9.9(c), as Claims Administrator in connection with the remission to U.S. victims of funds forfeited via court-approved settlements in United States v. Pokerstars et al., 11 Civ. 2564 (LBS). At present the Government estimates there are approximately 1.3 million potential U.S. victims, and that approximately $159 million of forfeited funds (less expenses of administration) is immediately available for distribution via the remission process. In consultation with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of the United States Department of Justice, the Claims Administrator will design and execute a process to solicit, receive and evaluate claims, and to process payments, for losses incurred by U.S. victims that are attributable to the fraud alleged in the above complaint. In so doing the Claims Administrator will obtain and evaluate information, such as financial transaction records, from claimants, and analyze information contained in user account records provided in database and other format by Full Tilt Poker. Interested parties may submit an Application by August 31, 2012, to Sharon Levin, Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, at Sharon.Levin@usdoj.gov.

You can view the application here on the www.justice.gov website.

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About Arthur Crowson

Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for PokerListings.com writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and capturing it all with his trusty Canon camera.

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