Yes it is Tuesday so it is the pokerQ4 traditional look at poker news crime and criminals and this week we have a real rainbow flop.
Poker Dealer or Drug Dealer?
An Albanian (not a Scotsman) got caught with £120,000 worth of cocaine and £55,000 after popping into a poker club in Glasgow.
Beu went to a poker club and police later spotted a man carrying a bag with bundles of paper similar in size to banknotes go into the building. The accused subsequently left the club with the bag. Two days later, Beu and Guza were stopped by Staffordshire Police on the M6. And within hours, cops raided Beu’s Edinburgh flat and seized £120,000 of cocaine.
Poker blood is thicker than water
This is what real poker data mining is all about. Remember that the Police are there to Serve and Protect. The surprise on Spahn’s face and body must have been like that of Isildur1 after Brian Townsend and Cole South colluded/cheated against him to win that $4million in 1 day off him.
In 2011, Rahn was found guilty off breaking into a 911 database and finding out who tipped off police to a man growing marijuana in his house. Rahn’s poker buddy – Frank Arena – was arrested for growing marijuana in his house. Police busted him after they got a tip from Christopher Spahn. Rahn went into the 911 system and found Spahn’s name and address and gave it to Arena. Police say Arena found Spahn and beat him up. Arena is serving six years in prison for the crime.
No Knock Knock joke
Robert MacArthur, the poker peoples landlord!
Acting on tips from confidential informants, the state police investigators conducted surveillance and eventually obtained a “no-knock” search warrant for the apartment. On the night of the raid, Feb. 4, however, the troopers did knock and announce who they were, Collins said. They heard a woman inside, believed to be MacArthur’s girlfriend, call out, “It’s the state police,” and then rustling.
Inside, there were eight to 10 people playing poker in an apartment set up for only that — the only furniture in the room was a game table and chairs.
Defense lawyer John Lalikos suggested that the case was overblown and that the games were simply a weekly gathering of friends, so petty that when he was once invited to join the games, which had a $200 buy-in, it never occurred to him to tell his client that they were illegal.
The worst poker crime of them all?
Poker pro Phil Gordon … to go along with Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book …
As a professional poker player with career winnings of $3.5 million, Phil Gordon usually is the guy making big bets. But the 41-year-old Gordon — a computer scientist and former Netsys exec — just had some folks make a nice-sized gamble on him.
Poker Donkey Rape
This caught pokerQ4′s attention and although it turned out to not be a crime poker news story or anything to do with poker it is worth a read. Even if just to remind us that poker crime is not all that bad. My Mum always use to say, worse things happen at sea … what are they?
‘Donkey rape’ sparks tribal massacre in Yemen – Fifteen people were killed or injured in tribal fighting in Yemen after a male donkey chased an ass and raped it just near the house of its owner. Newspapers in Yemen said the owner of the ass got mad after he saw the donkey attacking his animal, prompting him to chase the donkey and hit it. The attack infuriated the donkey owner, who called his armed tribe men and asked them to take revenge.