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PokerStars Suing Former Full Tilt Pro Erick Lindgren for $2.5m
The Rational Group, which operates PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, is suing poker pro Erick Lindgren over $2.5 million he allegedly owed Full Tilt before the buyout.
Lindgren accepted an erroneous deposit of $2 million in his Full Tilt account in April 2011.
He also took a $531,807 loan from the company to play tournaments while representing the Full Tilt brand.
PokerStars Took Over Lindgren Debt in 2012
According to the Courthouse News Service, Full Tilt Poker assigned the rights to Lindgren’s debt to PokerStars when the FTP was purchased in 2012.
Lindgren has since declared bankruptcy and went to rehab for gambling addiction in 2013.
Apparently the bankruptcy proceedings are finally finished and because the court did not discharge the debt the Rational Group is moving forward with legal action in an attempt to regain the money.
Erick Lindgren, who married fellow poker pro Erica Schoenberg, was one of the original members of Team Full Tilt and has over $10 million in lifetime live tournament earnings.
Lindgren finished second in the 2013 WPT World Championship for $650,000 in 2013. Later that year Lindgren won his second WSOP bracelet and $606,317 at the 2013 WSOP.