Bail Decision for Bianca Rojas-Latraverse and Accomplices Will Come Tuesday

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Gilbert Horowitz
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Bail Decision for Bianca Rojas-Latraverse and Accomplices Will Come Tuesday

A Quebec Court judge is weighing a decision to release Bianca Rojas-Latraverse and two other accomplices out on bail after she was charged with orchestrating the forced entry and robbery of her former boyfriend’s home, 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel. 


After hearing final arguments at the Longueuil courthouse on Friday, Judge Pierre Belisle said he would announce his decision some time on Tuesday. Rojas-Latraverse, 20, of St. Sauveur, John Stephan Clark Lemay, 22, and Anthony Bourque, 20, both of Pointe Claire, will spend at least another night behind bars.  Each could be facing up to 15 years in prison for the December 21 attack that left Duhamel hospitalized.

The three individuals got away with cash, a Rolex and Duhamel’s prized diamond-encrusted bracelet.  The Rolex has since been recovered.

Prosecutor Nancy Delorme said Clark Lemay appeared to be mocking the court process after telling the Judge he was a heavy drinker and promiscuous after being asked how he intended to spend his time if released. 

"You would be releasing a person charged with a serious crime who told you he likes to go out to bars and drink like a crazy person," Delorme told Belisle.

More Gambling News Headlines Heading Into Late Afternoon Monday January 9, 2012:

MGM Resorts Names Alan Feldman Chairman of National Center for Responsible Gaming - MGM Resorts Senior Vice President Alan Feldman has been named chairman of the board of The National Center for Responsible Gaming in Washington.  The National Center was established in 1996 to fund peer-reviewed scientific research about gambling disorders and addictions, and to provide public education about responsible gambling. Its initial funding was from Boyd Gaming, Harrah's Entertainment, International Game Technology, Mandalay Resort Group, MGM Mirage, Grand Casinos and Station Casinos.  [Vegas Inc]

Legislator Alleges Tycoon Bet on Poll - Expose expert and Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) yesterday accused cable TV tycoon Lin Kuan-hei (林崑海) of election wagering and then fleeing Greater Kaohsiung to avoid prosecutors.

Lin, chief of Sanlih E-Television (SET TV, 三立電視), participated in an underground gambling ring under a pseudonym, Chiu accused at a press conference at the Legislative Yuan, yesterday.  [China Post]

PokerStars Could Change Table Limit Cap Following World Record - PokerStars has indicated that it is considering changing its policy of a fixed maximum of 24 cash tables per player, lifting or reducing the cap based on player ability, after a successful world record was set for playing up to 40 tables for eight hours.

Randy “nanonoko” Lew succeeded in being the first to set a new world record for most number of online cash poker hands played in eight hours whilst finishing with a profit. [Poker Fuse]

Bwin.Party, Others No Longer Allowed to Advertise at Sports Venues in Portugal - A Portuguese court ruled against Bwin.party digital, the world's biggest listed online gaming company, saying it must remove all advertising and sponsorship from national sports competitions after labelling its activities illegal.

Monday's ruling, covering tax and regulatory issues, could set a precedent affecting sponsorship deals between other online gambling companies and sports clubs and associations. [Reuters]

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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