On February 28, 2000, Jay Cohen, co-owner of an Antiguan-based Internet casino called World Sports Exchange, was convicted by a U.S. District Court jury in Manhattan of breaching the Wire Communications Act of 1961 (hereinafter Wire Act). A New York federal judge subsequently fined Cohen $5,000 and sentenced him to serve a twenty-one month jail term. A few days prior to his conviction, Cohen's lawyer stated that "Jay strongly believes that he did not commit a crime, that he ran [World Sports Exchange] in a completely legitimate manner."
Jay Cohen's Brave New World: The Liability of Offshore Operators of Licensed Internet Casinos for Breach of United States' Anti-Gambling Laws,
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