Sunday, August 08, 2010

Here's the Plot for Your Next Poker Noir Novel

Samuel McMaster Plays Poker to Avoid Jail: "A professional poker player from New Mexico will have to pray that he does well at the game over the next six months – because if not, he’s going to jail. A judge has made the surprising move to allow Samuel McMaster to travel out of state in a bid to earn the money he needs to pay back as restitution.

The 59 year old was charged with swindling at least 26 elderly people out of their savings, and he has half a year to pay back the $440,000. As part of a plea deal, the player has promised to pay back the money in $7,500 monthly installments and – in return – the judge will provide a more lenient sentence after the money is paid back."

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