DraftKings appoints ex-Exiger and FBI man Roy Pollitt for regulatory affairs

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DraftKings has announced the appointment of Roy Pollitt as its new Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. He joins the firm from Exiger where he was Managing Director, Head of Investigations for the global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance company.

Pollitt comes with deep experience of regulation, compliance and security, having also served as a special agent for the FBI for 17 years.

Paul Liberman, DraftKings’ Co-Founder and President, Global Product and Technology, welcomed the new addition, saying: “I am pleased to welcome Roy Pollitt to the DraftKings team, where he’ll play a critical role leading our US and international regulatory function.

“Roy brings unparalleled experience and a unique perspective to the position, having served both as an expert regulatory consultant to high profile public companies and FBI special agent investigating complex frauds within diverse industries, including banking, gaming, payment processing, and securities.”

While at Exiger, Pollitt served as an external consultant for DraftKings, advising on issues ranging including AML, anti-bribery, consumer protection and regulatory compliance. 

During his career as a special agent for the FBI in New York City he investigated frauds involving money laundering, securities fraud, bank fraud, bid-rigging, bribery, embezzlement, labor union frauds and racketeering within diverse industries including banking, commercial construction, gaming, payment processing, and securities. 

He also served as the lead FBI case agent in a seven-year, multi-billion-dollar international money laundering investigation targeting the illegal online gaming and payment-processing industries impacting the US financial system.