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Don Hellinger Charged with Illegal Gambling Activities

Last week Don Hellinger, Publisher of Nylon, Inked, Surface and Tokion Magazine, was charged with illegally transferring and laundering money by the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia.

Hellinger – along with six others – allegedly illegally distributed over $40 million in Internet gambling winnings through a company called Payment Processing, Inc. The incidents in question occurred during 2005 and 2006. During that time the company was also charged with running a telemarketing scam, in which it would get people to give their bank account numbers in exchange for falsely promising extra Medicare coverages.

If found guilty of the gambling charges, Hellinger and his associates could face up to 91 years in prison.

FishbowlNY has reached out to Hellinger for comment, and we’ll keep you posted when/if he replies.

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eMedia Vitals Launches with Party At Social Bar

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eMedia Vitals is not your normal aggregation site. Instead, it lends its arms out to publishers and content producers as well. While most aggregators are content to just piggy-back on other people’s content and get whatever pageviews or ad sales are to be found out there, eMedia working with them to create revenue for their product.

Last night, the new media company held a launch party at New York’s social bar. Pictures after the jump.

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Freelancers Still Seeking Payment From Surface Magazine

surface.pngThere as least one freelancer that is not giving up on getting paid for a story he wrote for Surface magazine earlier this year.

Our tipster said he is still owed $500 for an article he wrote for Surface‘s January 2009 issue. Since then, the New York-based style and design magazine was purchased by Quadra Media, which also owns tattoo magazine Inked and other media entities. According to Folio, Quadra is run by Nylon owner Don Hellinger and Christopher Shannon.

According to our source and this Gawker article, Quadra was owed money by Surface so it foreclosed on the magazine earlier this year. This effectively erased the former magazine owner’s debts, so those freelancers who were not paid prior to the foreclosure will never see their payments. Or so they have been told by the company.

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