Anybody who tells you 'this is how it's normally done' is lying to you.
This is what they do when they want to INTIMIDATE THE PERSON into cooperating.
A full scale SWAT raid is what you do when it's a civil case and you want to put the fear of GOD into the person.
She did that to cover the very high bets made in the game.
And then it turned out the prosecutors didn't know what "Molly" was. They misread text messages/phone calls
They demanded she cooperate by turning over highly damaging 'insider info' about the private lives of all the players in her poker games in both NYC and LA.
So the SDNY prosecutors recommended to the judge that she be sent to prison for FOUR YEARS.
He refused, giving her 2 yrs probation, 1 yr drug testing & a $200,000 fine.