May 11, 2022

Federal indictment charges professional poker player Gal Yafrich and 3 others with illegal gambling and money laundering

By CBSLA Staff, CBS Los Angeles:

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A World Series of Poker bracelet winner is one of four Los Angeles-area men who have been charged with an illegal video game and money laundering operation.

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Gal Yafrich, 35, a frequent player of ‘Live at the Bike’ poker games and 2018 World Series of Poker bracelet winner, and Nick Shkolnik, 39, have both been charged with operating an illegal gambling business . Yafrich, born in Israel, also faces money laundering charges along with Shalom Ifrah, 32, and Schneur Zalman Getzel Rosenfeld, 33.

The four defendants named in the federal indictment were arrested Wednesday. Yifrach and Ifrah were held pending trial, but Shkolnik and Rosenfeld were released subject to pretrial supervision and other conditions.

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