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Report: Charges Against Greg Raymer Stemming From Prostitution Sting Dropped

Poker Pro Arrested Back In March And Apparently Has Resolved Case

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The prostitution-related charges against Greg Raymer in the state of North Carolina have been dropped, according to media reports over the weekend.

The poker pro was arrested back in March.

Raymer reportedly completed 75 hours of community service.

Police said that Raymer responded to an online advertisement posted by undercover police. He was arrested at a Wake Forest hotel along with five other men.

Raymer won the 2004 World Series of Poker main event for $5 million. Over his lengthy poker career he has cashed for around $7.5 million in tournaments.

He is from Connecticut.

The 49-year-old is married.

Raymer was allegedly soliciting a female prostitute, information which came after a local news outlet originally reported that it had been a “male prostitution sting.” It later corrected the story.

Since the scandal, Raymer has still been one of the most prominent faces at poker tour stops in the U.S. He appears to still be one of the game’s most well-liked pros.

 
 
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Venable
5 years ago

He was lured by a set up, how is that legal by the police??? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, why are no one updating their blogs?, you're doing them a favor by allowing their blog on your site to start with, the ones that dont like to blog on a regular basis should be removed from the blog page!!!

 
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Mike42
5 years ago

he wasnt forced to reply to the ad. he did that on his own. thats how its legal. if they sent a prostitute to his house to solicit him and he accepted, taht would be entrapment, but thats not what happened

 
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Gordo
over 4 years ago

That's not accurate either. Police routinely send confidential informants to the houses of people to solicit crimes.

See: Half the illegal gun sale cases made by the BATF tat often times involve people with no prior criminal record.

Entrapment law in the US is very, very biased towards the police. They get away with deeply appalling stuff that's illegal in places like Russia and China.

 
 

Joe28
5 years ago

Glad Greg got that cleared up BUT I have a REAL problem with someone having to do community service for charges that were "dropped" ... WTF ... they charge you and don't have the evidence to convict but you do community service(are punished) just because you were charged ?

How does this point not piss people off ... the entire court system is a RACKET and a hustle ...

HMMMM.... No charges but forced into labor for community ... what the hell America?

 
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Rhett1
5 years ago

its called pretrial diversion normally for first time offenders basically he admitted guilt but had the charges dropped for community service so its not on his record its not that he was innocent he could have refused the community service and went to trial if he wanted

 
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pokertruth
5 years ago

IN NEW JERSEY IT IS CALLED CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE IN MUNICIPAL COURT OR PRE-TRIAL INTERVENTION IN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. THE DEFENDANT DOES NOT HAVE TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY IN EITHER CASE. ONCE THE DEFENDANT COMPLIES WITH THE COURT CONDITIONS OVER A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR THEN THE CHARGES ARE DISMISSED BY THE COURT. THE REAL PUNISHMENT IS HANDED OUT BY THE WIFE AT HOME FOR WELL OVER ONE YEAR.

 
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calijohn
almost 5 years ago

There are some real dumb people responding. He got caught and for some free labor, he got it off his record. Of course being famous (and also married), it will be always known to the poker world. I wonder if he travels the poker circuit or the HO circuit?

 
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