Rep. Frank: Administration ‘wasting time’ with online poker crackdown

The Obama administration is wasting time and resources by targeting online poker sites, according to Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.), the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee.

“What an incredible waste of resources,” Frank said in an interview with The Hill regarding last Friday’s crackdown, which saw the FBI and Justice Department shut down the three largest online poker sites in what appears to be the largest sting to date on illegal online gambling.

Frank mocked the seizures as the administration “protecting the public from the scourge of inside straights,” and lamented that the Justice Department is more focused on prosecuting online poker sites than those responsible for the mortgage crisis and financial meltdown.



Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.


Previous post

Cantor: Tea Party is GOP's 'surge protector' against big government

Next post

VIDEO: Georgia City Saves Big After Privatizing Services

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.