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Las Vegas gambler Bill Walters ordered to forfeit $25.4M

Updated September 20, 2017 - 8:50 pm

Las Vegas gambler Bill Walters, who’s scheduled to report to prison next month, was ordered to forfeit $25.4 million in illegal insider-trading gains.

Walters, 71, was convicted in April of trading on illicit tips he got from his golf buddy, former Dean Foods Co. Chairman Tom Davis. He’s scheduled to report to prison Oct. 10 to begin a five-year sentence. Walters is appealing the conviction and prison sentence.

U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel on Wednesday ordered Walters to forfeit the money after finding it could be traced to his illegal trades.

The case entangled pro golfer Phil Mickelson, who wasn’t accused of wrongdoing but agreed to pay back almost $1 million he earned trading on information he got from Walters.

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