|Neteller founders, John Lefebvre and Stephen Lawrence, are set to fight the charges laid against them when they appear in court on February 14.|
The pair, who are currently out on bail, face a series of charges in relation to the allegations under US law of conspiracy to transfer funds with the intent to promote illegal gambling.
The lawyer for John Lefebvre has said, “He's going to be contesting everything we know about the charges right now.” With regard to the line of attack taken by the authorities, he added, “I think they want to stress the point that they are serious about enforcing gaming laws.”
In relation to the issue about Neteller plc not being a US corporation nor based there, the lawyer said, “I don't know why they (the US authorities) are bothering with this now, or why at all. It's not clear that this is a liable area of law enforcement.”