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Poker Cheater Found: Just Bought Yacht, Brand New SUV, Mansion

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Aug/19/2008

AJ Green (also known as Allan Grimard) has been located in Costa Rica. You might recall that Grimard was implicated in the notorious "Absolute Poker In-House Cheating Scandal".

"He just bought a brand new Toyota Prado Land Cruiser," a source told Gambling911.com.

The source also revealed that Grimard has a huge yacht and is building a gigantic mansion in Los Suenos, Costa Rica, a posh Pacific coast resort area.

Green was a low level supervisor at Nine.com before joining the Absolute Poker team. Thus far, company officials have refused to hold Green culpable of the cheating even though all fingers were pointed his way.

Grimard's salary was not such that he could afford such lavish amenities such as the yacht, mansion and Prado.

"People here (in Costa Rica) are really furious with this kid," our source reveals.

Gambling911 also broke the news Tuesday that an investor in Absolute Poker has been under a sealed indictment.

Last month, Poker Players Alliance Chairman Alfonse D'Amato order transparency related to the investigation of an "internal cheating scandal" at Absolute Poker and UltimateBet.com, two sister poker sites.

"The Poker Players Alliance is the political and public policy voice for poker players in America. Central to our mission are advocacy efforts in Washington D.C. and around the country to protect poker players from misguided and vague laws and to establish licensed and regulated Internet poker in the U.S.," D'Amato said.

He points out that the PPA isn't a regulator body for poker players or the poker industry, but the organization feels compelled to speak out when its mission is potentially undermined by actions which present Internet poker in a negative light.

"Trust is paramount in poker. Sadly, this foundation has been undercut by admissions from two well-known online poker companies, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet, that cheating has occurred on their poker sites," D'Amato said.

"The Poker Players Alliance condemns any and all cheating in poker no matter the forum in which it is played. Because of the current legal uncertainties and the lack of federal regulation and oversight, it is especially troubling when cheating occurs in online poker."

In response, the the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, which oversees both Absolute Poker and UltimateBet, has hired a former New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement director, Frank Catania, to look into the matter.

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Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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