According to eGamingReview(EGR), Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, Steve Segal, and Todd tbt4653Terry have filed a new lawsuit against Full Tilt front men Howard Lederer (pictured) and Chris Ferguson. Both pros have already been accused of running a “global Ponzi scheme” by the U.S. Department of Justice, and the latest legal claim charges them with “conversion and of exercising ‘unlawful dominion and control‘ over player funds,” according to EGR.

EGR quoted a portion of the latest lawsuit, which states, “Defendants approved distributions and loans to the other owners of Full Tilt Poker from funds directly traceable to the player accounts… The distributions and loans to Lederer, Ferguson, and the other Full Tilt Poker owners were from intermingled funds containing monies from the player accounts.”

Full Tilt allegedly owes $150 million to U.S. customers and was bucked from the American market one year ago on Black Friday. It purportedly shelled out over $400 million to its executives and pros.

According to Vegas Inc., which EGR also cites, “The lawsuit claims Lederer received some $42 million in distributions and ‘profit sharing’ payments, some of which was loaned from Full Tilt and may or may not be outstanding, while Ferguson similarly received $85 million, some of which may have been in the form of loans.”

The suit was filed in a Federal court in Las Vegas, where Lederer lives and Ferguson(pictured) reportedly has “conducted substantial business.” Terry and company already filed one lawsuit against Full Tilt executives under the RICO Act.

Whether the newest legal hurdle will delay the finalization of a deal that would send Full Tilt’s assets to Groupe Bernard Tapie remains to be seen. As one poster on TwoPlusTwo pointed out, “The purpose of the suit seems to be to get more than 100% of losses via an award of punitive damages.”

According to PokerNews, the original RICO Act lawsuitfiled by Terry, Segal, Hougdahl, and Hammer “was dismissed in January by U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand, who said he did not believe that charges alleged in the class-action complaint directly caused the confiscation of player funds.”

On TwoPlusTwo, players bantered about whether the lawsuit could adversely impact a sale of the former online poker giant. “If [the lawsuit]doesn’t hold up the deal, then go Todd Terry,” wrote one member of the poker community. “If it does, then he really needs to stop. I would assume [Terry] could get in contact with [Groupe Bernard Tapie legal counsel Behn Dayanim] if he wanted to, though, and discuss what his suit would do/not do to the deal.”

An e-mail sent by PocketFives to Full Tilt Poker lawyer Jeff Ifrah seeking comment on the most recent legal filing was not returned as of press time.

There has still not been a resolution to the rumored sale of the room to Groupe Bernard Tapie, a transaction that will likely feature the U.S. Government as a middleman.

Last week, PocketFives published a feature article outlining signs Full Tilt could be ramping up for a re-launch. For instance, Orinic Limited, a company associated with Full Tilt, reapplied for an online gaming license with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Meanwhile, a variety of Full Tilt job openings are posted on, including customer service representatives, team leaders, and supervisors. Quoting our original article, “The customer service jobs would pay in the neighborhood of £25,000 to £30,000 per year and the team leaders’ and supervisors’ salaries are listed as ‘negotiable.'”

Whether players would receive all of their funds back, or merely a percentage on the dollar, is not clear. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest Full Tilt news right here on PocketFives.