Full Tilt’s Surfer Dude Settles With US Government
NEW YORK — One of the last open chapters in Full Tilt Poker’s legal saga closed today as the Surfer Dude avatar reached a settlement with the U.S. Government.
The terms of the settlement require Surfer Dude to surrender:
- One (1) White Surfboard With Red Stripe
- One (1) Blue Necklace
- $5.2mm (amount of distributions received from Full Tilt Poker)
This comes just days after former Full Tilt head Chris Ferguson struck a similar deal with American authorities.
In addition to Surfer Dude, Fake Mike Tyson and the Large-Eyed Dog signed separate settlement agreements today.
Via a statement, Surfer Dude described the range of emotions he’s experienced since Black Friday:
“At first things were normal. Then I felt angry, and then confused. Now I’m happy.”
The Weird Clown and the ATM are now the only Full Tilt Poker avatars yet to reach a deal over charges stemming from online poker’s “Black Friday.”
The whereabouts of the Weird Clown are unknown.
A Twitter account claiming to be the ATM avatar – @BlackFriday_ATM – recently began sharing Black Friday-related documents.
Below: A partial scan of the cover page from the settlement order for US vs Surfer Dude Avatar.
Article credit: Staff