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Poker pro Pleads Guilty to Running Pot Operation, Faces Minimum 5 Years in Jail

Tags: drugs, marijuana, Micah Raskin, weed.
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by "T".

Poker pro Micah Raskin was arrested and charged with distribution of illegal drug shipments in October 2018. On Thursday (January 24) in Baltimore, he has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and this admission means he will have to do the time.

Micah Raskin, age 50, confessed to supplying hundreds of pounds of marijuana to a Baltimore County drug crew. The poker pro from Long Island received the shipments from growers based in California and then distributed them via a courier to many locations in Baltimore, New York, Washington D.C., and Virginia.

David Cohen, Raskin's lawyer said, "He's taking responsibility for his actions."

Raskin is also the CEO of a record company called Miral Records, producing music for The Raskins, a rock band composed of his family members. Despite the shocking drug running activity he was caught doing, there's actually some good in him as he is known to encourage others to help give back to the community and even volunteers at local soup kitchens.

Before he was caught last year, Raskin's phone was wiretapped by federal agents after they investigated the Baltimore drug ring. The feds discovered Raskin's involvement with the illegal drugs, leading to his arrest and the seizure of 360 pounds of marijuana worth around $500,000 found in his New York home.

Aside from the marijuana, feds also confiscated a THC-infused wax, a loaded shotgun, vape pens, drug ledgers, a taser, a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette, a high-end SUV, artwork believed to be worth over $100,000, and $140,000 in cash. These possessions and the nature of his illegal activity led police to mark him as a "dangerous individual" after the bust was announced to the public.

Raskin, who almost has $2 million in live tournament poker winnings, was released under supervision and shall await sentencing come June. His one count of felony of conspiracy to distribute marijuana shall cost him a mandatory minimum sentence of five years behind bars.



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4 comments for "Poker pro Pleads Guilty to Running Pot Operation, Faces Minimum 5 Years in Jail"

 Mober1/30/2019 1:35:27 PM GMT
I think we had seen this news before last year, the time of his arrest.
He has pleaded guilty, what else he could have done after all.
The one thing i dont understand is, the charge for conspiracy Smile
If he is finally sentenced for five years in jail, he will be lucky.
 dule-vu1/30/2019 1:45:32 PM GMT
yes,we had that news last year and now we can see how fast everything works in america,when this kind of things are at court!he have 2 millions from live poker tournaments,but we dont know was buy in from drugs or he earned most of money before this!but as we see he will get at least 5 years and he can forget on his life!
 CALICUL1/30/2019 6:19:12 PM GMT
5 years is not a big punishment.
He can go out in 2 years or 2 years and few months from there, due to conditional release legislation. He had too much marijuana.
If he had less he could receive a penalty only with the suspension but too many kilograms is too much. He made a big mistake and now have to pay. Smile
 Nightkid2/3/2019 12:55:41 PM GMT
and we continue with the legal problems with the poker players ... I do not understand what many of these players earn that in the wild is dedicated to illegal things to get more money is seriously crazy? the truth is difficult to understand people today but good one to know that it led him to do that and others because I really do not understand Confused Confused Confused

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