Last week Don Hellinger, Publisher of Nylon, Inked, Surface and Tokion Magazine, was charged with illegally transferring and laundering money by the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia.
Hellinger – along with six others – allegedly illegally distributed over $40 million in Internet gambling winnings through a company called Payment Processing, Inc. The incidents in question occurred during 2005 and 2006. During that time the company was also charged with running a telemarketing scam, in which it would get people to give their bank account numbers in exchange for falsely promising extra Medicare coverages.
If found guilty of the gambling charges, Hellinger and his associates could face up to 91 years in prison.
FishbowlNY has reached out to Hellinger for comment, and we’ll keep you posted when/if he replies.