Everleaf took the opportunity to leave the US market -- which is what the DOJ wanted -- but it did so in a brutal manner, basically walking off with all the online bankroll balances of its remaining players, by refusing to cash out to anything other than non-US-facing e-wallets. Since those other sites also weren't servicing Americans, Everleaf just left the US players adrift and penniless.
That's where the licensing authority purporting to oversee Everleaf, Malta's Lotteries & Gaming Authority (LGA), could have entered the picture. But the LGA took no action whatsoever, just as they'd failed to action in other circumstances where their licensed sites acted badly, the defunct Purple Lounge Poker being just one other example.
But then there's this, published today by the LGA:
Suspension of Everleaf Gaming Limited