Software maker faces jail because his product was illegally used

A software maker who sells programs used by online casinos and bookmakers outside the U.S. (where online gambling is legal) now faces criminal charges for allegedly abetting illegal gambling as the software has been used in New York.Although Robert Stuart and his family-run company insist they only sold their software product to legal overseas buyers, the software maker has been charged with one felony count for promoting gambling in New York through his software firm.“It’s overreaching where they’re going after a software developer who sells the software with a legal license, and yet we’re still being prosecuted on how it’s being used,” Stuart told Wired, noting that authorities have not told him yet who he’s accused of aiding and abetting. According to the D.A.’s office, Stuart’s software was used to make illegal bets in that state between Sept. 2008 and June 2011.Wired noted the considerably dangerous precedent the suit against Stuart could set:Continue Reading…

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