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Two Poker Pros Face Prison Time Over Drug Offenses

Written by:
Nagesh Rath
Published on:
Feb/05/2019

Micah Raskin and Ali Fazeli are both facing serious time behind bars in separate criminal cases, PokerTube.com reports.


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Following a raid of his home, Raskin pleaded guilty to one single count of conspiring to distribute marijuana.  He is facing a five-year mandatory minimum sentence with a court appearance set for June.

Ali Fazeli, meanwhile, is embroiled in a ticket scam that resulted in an 18-month prison term.

Fazeli pleaded guilty to wire fraud and admitted bilking investors out of more than $6 million.  His victims included fellow poker pros Erik Seidel and John Juanda.

Fazeli was ordered to pay out $7.5 million in restitution.

- Nagesh Rath Gambling911.com

 

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