The U.S. Department of Justice has scored yet another conviction in connection to Black Friday.

Paul Tate, former Director of Payments with PokerStars, appeared in New York District Court on Thursday to plead guilty to a single charge in connection to Black Friday.

Paul Tate Pleads Guilty to Operating an Illegal Gambling Business

Paul Tate appeared in court on Thursday to issue a guilty plea stemming from an indictment from 2011 that led to the exit of PokerStars from the United States and the shutdown of Full Tilt Poker and both UB and Absolute Poker.

Tate, now 42, entered a guilty plea to a single charge of Operating an Illegal Gambling Business.

He had been facing multiple charges that included bank fraud and money laundering, but like others that have pled guilty, he struck a deal with the DOJ to take his name off the "at-large" list.

Tate told the court that, "My family and I have paid a heavy price for this conduct."

Unclear as to what he meant by that statement, he still faces up to five years in prison for his guilty plea. Sentencing will be held on November 21. Based on past convictions, he probably won't get more than six-months in jail.

Only Two Defendants Remain "At-Large"

The conviction of Tate leaves just two on the list of at-large defendants from the Black Friday indictments - Isai Scheinberg and Scott Tom.

Scheinberg is the founder of, a company he was forced to sell in order to allow the company to move into the regulated U.S. market.

Tom is the former owner of Absolute Poker and

Neither appear to have made an effort, at least publicly, to resolve the charges and one is wondering whether they will ever resolve them.

Scott Tom will probably never be able to return to poker in any fashion even if he does cut a deal after the collapse of UltimateBet and later

Scheinberg is another matter. He is still well respected in the poker community and most would welcome him back with open arms should he choose to return.

In fact, most believe that he should be in the Poker Hall of Fame due to founding PokerStars.

It is unlikely that he will be inducted as long as he is at-large considering that the parent company of the Poker Hall of Fame, the World Series of Poker, is licensed and regulated in both Nevada and New Jersey.