"On the surface, the concept of Beckley joining BetOnline seems outlandish. But trusted industry sources – more than one, independent of each other – told CalvinAyre.com that the rumors were true. According to these sources, Beckley was brought on board at the request of BetOnline shareholders, despite the suggestion that some senior management figures were far less impressed with the idea.Management has reason to worry. In July 2012, Beckley was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud and wire fraud in relation to the 2011 ‘Black Friday’ online poker indictments. Beckley was reportedly released from a Club Fed outside Denver the following June."
When Las Vegas first went 'legal' and casinos started opening up, just about EVERYONE hired by a casino had experience cheating. Those people up in the rafters with binoculars were there to catch dice cheats and card sharps. Where else do you gain experience but by cheating at cards and dice?
A bit off topic but I've wondered whether companies that fight hackers, like Norton, hire hackers for their experience. Doing so would actually incentivize people to take up hacking in the interests of getting hired to the other side later.