Sunday, May 16, 2004

Man Skips Sentencing to Play in WSoP

It's funny because it's true. Man Skips Sentencing to Play in WSoP was in the local newspaper this morning. Here's a bit:
A man scheduled to be sentenced for masterminding an illegal million-dollar investment scheme went to Las Vegas instead to play poker.

Superior Court Judge James N. Citta issued a bench warrant Friday for the arrest Brian Strahl, 29, of Staten Island, N.Y. Citta called Strahl "a degenerate gambler."

Strahl was scheduled to be sentenced Friday, but faxed Citta from Las Vegas to say he was playing in the World Series of Poker to win money to make restitution to his victims. The letter said he had made $5,000 so far.
I wonder if he reads the Tao of Poker?

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