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As reported by several media outlets, Calvin Ayre, founder of online entertainment brand Bodog, assembled a legal "dream team" of New York-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney litigators to defend him against allegations of money laundering and running an online gambling organization.

Led by Barry I. Slotnick and his son Stuart P. Slotnick, Ayre's six-attorney team has prior experience in the gaming industry, having recently "negotiated what was described as a win-win deal between online gambling company Sportingbet PLC and the U.S. Department of Justice," according to

The Slotnicks also represented casino mogul Steve Wynn in an insurance battle with Lloyd's of London over a damaged Picasso.

With more than 50 years of experience, the elder Slotnick is known for his work with high-profile clients, including the "subway vigilante" Bernhard Goetz and New York fixture John Gotti.

The case against Ayre began on February 28, 2012, when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seized the inactive domain The federal government subsequently unsealed an indictment alleging illicit activity took place at the domain after Ayre sold it.

"Calvin Ayre Hires Slotnick Father Son Team to Take on Baltimore US Attorney" – Gambling 911
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"ScAYREy Fact: Bodog Founder’s Attorney Slotnick had Not Lost a Case in 12 Years" – Gambling 911