Maryland Police teamed up with the feds to create a fake online poker payment business, and then simply kept any deposits made, totaling $30 million dollars. The trusting souls who desposited their money with the fraudulent agency won't get their cash back:
"The government is not going to give the money to gamblers."
Well there you have it. Setting up a fake business to scam customers is okay as long as you are the police, and they are merely "gamblers".