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World Series Of Poker Bracelet Winner Sued Over Alleged Legal Debts Related To Restaurant Business

Francois Safieddine Faces Suit Seeking About $240K

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WikipediaDenver-based WSOP bracelet winner Francois Safieddine is facing a lawsuit over legal fees that a law firm says he owes them.

According to a report from businessden.com, Safieddine, winner of a 2007 World Series of Poker $2,500 no-limit hold’em event for $521,785, allegedly owes $238,000 to local law group Campbell Killin Brittan & Ray LLC for separate lawsuits related to his food and beverage business, ViewHouse Corp. The suit against Safieddine was filed late last month in Denver County District Court.

The law firm claims that Safieddine told them he wasn’t going to pay the bill. ViewHouse told BusinessDen in a statement that it’s “working diligently to come to a resolution.”

CKBR reportedly represented ViewHouse in a pair of business-related disputes. According to ViewHouse’s website, it operates three Colorado restaurants.

Safieddine hasn’t cashed in a WSOP event since 2015.