BankrollMob Poker News

apr
9

Borgata Cheater Sentenced To 5 Years Behind Bars

Tags: Borgata Winter Poker Open, Christian Lusardi, counterfeit chips, fraud, poker cheating.
Posted on 09 April 2015 by "T".

On January 18th, 2014, the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement cancelled the opening event ($2 million guaranteed prizeopool) of the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open after concluding that someone had used a significant number of counterfeit chips in the tournament.

A few days after the tournament had been cancelled, Associated Press reported that Day 1C chip leader Christian Lusardi, 42, had been arrested in Atlantic City in connection with the Borgata chip cheating scandal after investigators found $2.7 million counterfeit chips stuck in the toilet drain pipes of his hotel room at Harrah's.

Lusardi, now 43 years old, was earlier this week sentenced to 5 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.1 million restitution for buying and selling large quantities of bootleg DVDs. According to a press release on justice.gov, Lusardi became a suspect in 2012 after the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center and Customs and Border Protection concluded that he had ordered several boxes of counterfeit DVDs from China.

His home was later searched and over 35,500 counterfeit DVDs were found. It was later determined that Lusardi had sold DVDs in both the United States and Canada and received over $1.3 million in his Paypal account between June 2010 and July 2012.

In regards to the cheating scandal at the Borgata Open, Christian Lusardi has still not received any punishment for his alleged crime. The tournament was cancelled when 27 players remained and all participants, besides Lusardi, received their $560 buy-in back. The remaining 27 players received about $20k each.

source: highstakesdb and justice.gov

 


« Poker News   /   Comment on this news »

Related Articles:

9 comments on "Borgata Cheater Sentenced To 5 Years Behind Bars"

 pochui09/04/2015 11:57:02 GMT
i like the scheme, it gives such sh1tty poker player like me to stand a chance of winning. actually me thinks that i can pull something similar in the upcoming wsop main event- imagine pochui sitting at the final table with 99% of his huge chip stack consisting of counterfeit chips.
 bowie198410/04/2015 00:00:12 GMT
Posted by pochui:
i like the scheme, it gives such sh1tty poker player like me to stand a chance of winning. actually me thinks that i can pull something similar in the upcoming wsop main event- imagine pochui sitting at the final table with 99% of his huge chip stack consisting of counterfeit chips.

All you need is a dvd writer and a paypal account. Somehow have to build a roll which could afford you a zillion counterfeit chips I guess. GET ON IT!

 pochui10/04/2015 11:35:58 GMT
 Phisix10/04/2015 16:49:19 GMT
Who says crime never pays? $1.3 in two years just from selling boot leg DVD's. Easy money. Seriously though, what an idiot. let's put plastic chips down a toilet as they are sure to not get clogged up.

Guy got what he deserved and has to pay back that massive amount as well as prision time. Hates.
 pepik198711/04/2015 09:09:57 GMT
Good! Guy got what he deserved!
 bowie198412/04/2015 11:06:31 GMT
Posted by Phisix:
Who says crime never pays? $1.3 in two years just from selling boot leg DVD's. Easy money. Seriously though, what an idiot. let's put plastic chips down a toilet as they are sure to not get clogged up.

Guy got what he deserved and has to pay back that massive amount as well as prision time. Hates.

He's a small time crook for sure - imagine if all these money would have been spent on hookers and blow instead financing his gambling addiction with $hitty chips. These people never learn.
 klash2313/04/2015 13:06:19 GMT
I don't think he really thought this through properly.In a tournament it is obvious that there is going to be a discrepency in the chip totals at the end of the day.If he had had more sense he should have used the fakes to build up a lead and then take away the same number of fakes as he progressed....and hope that the fake chips pass scrutiny. Smile
 damosk15/04/2015 17:43:54 GMT
Don't you just have to laugh..... Some people are so not with what really goes on and as usual when caught get what they deserve. I heard of someone getting convicted of fraud by falsifying cheques and paying for goods with them. Then when it came to sentencing, sought clemency from the judge by submitting a falsified testimonial! Got even more than they would have without the testimonial.
 Skpmorita16/04/2015 11:19:35 GMT
i like that always the toilet is the place to hide for these people
dont they watch movies .. find another place you thieves
still i think 5 years is the right punichement
and he is gonna pay with all his money
you do the crime , you get ready to do the time
looks like still he is gonna serve more time for the chips related crime
they never know when to stop
he got more than 1 million but he still uses cheat and scam

Write a comment:

You must be logged in, to comment on news...

Disclosure: BankrollMob may earn a commission based on the advertisement material on this site.

© 2020 BankrollMob.com - All Rights Reserved CONTACT | ABOUT | PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY | TERMS & CONDITIONS | NEWSLETTERS | AFFILIATES | REPORT SPAM | ADVERTISING