Samuel McMaster Jr, a stockbroker, has swindled his customers on about $500,000 and for that he was taken to court. The court came to the conclusion that McMaster was guilty to 26 charges and therefore risked to face 12 years behind bars. But instead of sending him to jail straight away, the people who he owed money decided to give him a unique chance - to play poker and try to win back the money[...] Read more » Stockbroker sentenced to play poker
Joined: Jun '11
Age: 56 (M)
Posted by thekyd: i think is not true
Me too... I am always a bit weary of any news story like this that menchen April 1st in it:
By Aaron Stevens at April 15, 2011 | 6:12 pm | Print
By Aaron Stevens
Samuel McMaster Jr. was sentenced to twelve years in prison on April 1 for bilking $450,000 dollars from 23 investors in New Mexico. However, McMaster did get a chance to repay the investors at the casino tables. Why? Samuel McMaster is a pro poker player. In one of the stranger incidents in New Mexico judicial history, Judge Ross Sanchez allowed the pro gambler to attempt to pay back his investors by playing in poker tournaments.
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 42 (M)
I'm totally going to say that this is not real either. Was this in a news paper, or some other quasi -reputable source other than the interwebz? Serious, 99% of the stuff you hear on the 'net is just heresay or outright lies. Just look at the whole Full Tilt situation as an example of this.
If, for some god awful reason, it's true it just goes to show just how fucked up the justice system truly is.
Joined: Jul '11
Age: 37 (M)
That is crazy man. The sentence is great even to me. I am a peacemaker. The jury in this have great references and the lawyers has no intelligence at all. If all this thind will be daily I will stuck my money into others pokets.