After returning from the island nation of Antigua and being booked into the Clark County Detention Center upon his arrival, poker professional/Bitcoin entrepreneur/online poker room owner/operator Bryan Micon has decided to plead guilty to lesser charges and will avoid any jail time.
According to David Ferrara of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the deal struck by Micon and his attorney Richard Schonfeld would keep him out of jail and also keep a felony conviction off his record, something that would be important to Micon should he want to frequent the tournament poker circuit again. If the judge rejects the plea agreement, Micon is eligible to revoke his guilty plea and the case would head to trial.
Currently Micon is facing a felony count of operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system, which is punishable by a 10-year prison sentence and/or a $50,000 fine. Under the guidelines of the plea agreement, Micon would plead guilty to a misdemeanor version of the felony charge, receive an undetermined probation (which he would have to remain in the U. S. and complete) and a $25,000 fine. Micon would also relinquish ownership of several