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Topic - Brent Beckley
A former Internet poker company employee who returned to the United States from Costa Rica to face charges he helped process illegal gambling proceeds has been sentenced to a year and two months in prison by a judge who says too many people in business are willing to break the law to get ahead.
"I convinced myself that I was building something lasting and meaningful," he said. "I was young and immature, and I fooled myself into thinking what I was doing was OK."
Beckley told the judge that he was "truly sorry" for thinking he could continue working in the online poker business after the United States changed its gambling laws.