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  • BobFTD

    FanThrowDown Rep

    Message from MGT regarding FanTD Tax Reporting:

    News Edit:

    We spoke to MGT’s CFO. This is his official stance as of now:

    We will be reporting NET winnings. Our auditors gave us incorrect guidance.

    A fuller explanation and an apology will be posted in the morning.

    Original Post:

    We are sorry that this issue has escalated, but we appreciate your feedback.

    MGT’s CFO has engaged the most senior tax partner of our public audit firm. The research has been ongoing to ensure the proper treatment of gross versus net.

    The preliminary findings have been unfair to our players, however, when it pertains to the IRS, fair does not matter. We assure you that we will do what is correct. We will have the final answer by tomorrow morning.

    In the meantime, we know that passion fuels our business and we respect this conversation.

    If you have any specific questions regarding this policy, we encourage you to contact the CFO of MGT, Robert Traversa.
    RTraversa@mgtci.com

  • mikethebeast

    Tippy, HE IS CONVICTED. What don’t you get?

  • troveur

    @BobFTD said…

    I have no idea who you are even talking about. All I see are links to some person you are claiming is Jon@fanthrowdown, and I can assure you that it is not.

    Frankly, the whole implication makes me pretty angry. I work with Jon every day and the man has nothing but my respect.

    You have no idea who he’s talking about through all that righteous indignation eh? Ok…

    He’s talking about Jonathan Licata aka one of the founders listed in the SEC filings when MGT took over. Jonathan Mongero is oddly not listed as a founder nor seller yet he was definitely the outgoing, FTD promoting Crazy Gabey show(pre RG) loving man in charge before MGT took over. Frank is on those filings, Nick is on those filings, but Jon Mongero, the guy in charge before MGT who is “your boss” is entirely not there while this Jon Licata guy is? Add this to all the other more disgusting findings floating around and this all should be quickly addressed.

    Still have no idea Bob? Should be very easy to explain since they are 2 different people…Right?

    http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1001601/000114420413024406/v342903_ex10-1.htm

    Quack Quack.

  • Tippy

    @mikethebeast said…

    Tippy, HE IS CONVICTED. What don’t you get?

    I get that my buddy could have been convicted too. Does that mean he was guilty even though everything was lie? All we can see here is the surface.

    Look man, I know it doesn’t look good on the surface, and believe me I have no interest whatsoever in defending this FTD guy. He could be the biggest piece of trash ever for all I know. What I’m saying to you is that sometimes we don’t know the whole story of a situation and who are we as people to cast stones at others without all the facts? Only one person knows the true story and I’m sure he’ll dish out the appropriate punishment when the time comes…

  • deactivated17417

    @whits23 said…

    There are guys arrested at age 18 for having sex with their 17yr old girl friend and are called similar so i was not aware of why he was charged or even if same guy.

    Jdub and me think alike my only point was if you dont even have fact or know its same guy dont throw it out and if it is FORUM WORTHY put it in a thread. Also i am not sure what RG allows as a forum thread? IF we find out site owner was cheating on his wife can we post that? if he went to rehab gambling or drugs do we post that? They may not be as bad as what has been mentioned but what can or should we post or not post? I would love for Cal or Cam to address this as its a very thin line as to what we can or should post. I bet if we start googeling arrest reports or or looking for dirt on players..owners etc we can find all kind of stuff. Should we post it? Hell i am all for a dirt thread as i know my past but not all of us boy scouts are attracted to the world of fantasy

    With all due respect you are taking an argument to the extreme to try and prove a point. Cheating & rehab aren’t crimes. Why would we need to find dirt on players?

    The people running these DFS sites should be held accountable. That includes a history of making bad and illegal decisions. If we as a community don’t hold these sites accountable there is no guarantee anyone else will.

    I think what has people emotional about this is the alleged crime itself in this specific instance. If it was fraud or robbery or some other crime people would feel more comfortable talking about it.

  • JDub07

    I understand your argument Tippy but these aren’t flimsy internet doucments. They are public records. EmpireMaker didn’t pull them off a message board. He grabbed them from county records.

  • mikethebeast

    Question, on Jonathans offender profile he has a bunch of aliases listed but not Montero or whatever he changed his last name to. Is that okay? http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=69892

    And we have nothing to worry about under Florida law unless we knowingly spread false info or try to get money from him.

    “Any person who misuses public records information relating to a sexual predator, as defined in this section, or a sexual offender, as defined in s. 943.0435 or s. 944.607, to secure a payment from such a predator or offender; who knowingly distributes or publishes false information relating to such a predator or offender which the person misrepresents as being public records information; or who materially alters public records information with the intent to misrepresent the information, including documents, summaries of public records information provided by law enforcement agencies, or public records information displayed by law enforcement agencies on websites or provided through other means of communication, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.”
  • louiescards

    DK KoTH winner

    @JDub07 said…

    I understand your argument Tippy but these aren’t flimsy internet doucments. They are public records. EmpireMaker didn’t pull them off a message board. He grabbed them from county records.

    At this point everything is out there and people can come up with their own viewpoint on the situation.

    Let’s let people decide for themselves what they want to do.

    There is no need to continue beating the dead horse and I am asking that you guys let it go.

  • deactivated17417

    This is also an open forum and FTD has been in here so they clearly know about whats been said. If this guy is in fact a victim and not a criminal as you suggest is possible there is no reason he cannot come in here and clear the air.

    Just for the record I did not supply any of the info or can vouch for any of it being accurate I just think if people come across it they should be allowed to share and let everyone form their own conclusions.

  • louiescards

    DK KoTH winner

    @TheCoz said…

    This is also an open forum and FTD has been in here so they clearly know about whats been said. If this guy is in fact a victim and not a criminal as you suggest is possible there is no reason he cannot come in here and clear the air.

    Just for the record I did not supply any of the info or can vouch for any of it being accurate I just think if people come across it they should be allowed to share and let everyone form their own conclusions.

    You are correct this is an open forum. It is an open forum to talk about DFS and the sites. It is not an open forum to go back and forth over an individuals history and the like.

    As someone who has been asked to help moderate these open forums. I am asking you guys to let it be. The information is out there for people to form their own opinion.

    Like it or not Cal and RG want these forums to be centered on DFS. There are plenty of other avenues if you REALLY need to continue on.

  • emac

    I agree with louiescards. The rock has been turned over…it is time for any additional speculation to be moved to the True Detective forums or some other venue – with regards to the various backgrounds of people involved in the FTD debacle.

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