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Greg Raymer busted for soliciting Prostitute

by Jeremy

In a shocking bit of poker news, 2004 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer was busted for soliciting a prostitute. Raymer was arrested at a Wake Forrest, North Carolina hotel room after responding to a website advertisement.

News channel ABC WTVD originally reported that the 48-year-old was busted in a “male prostitution ring.” However, the “male” part of the report was later deemed to be false.

Jeffrey Leonard, who’s the Police of Chief in Wake Forrest, discussed the real details of the case by saying Raymer was “one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website often used by prostitutes.” Leonard added, “The locations prostitutes choose for this type of criminal activity vary and seldom remain the same for more than a couple of days at a time, which makes enforcement difficult. In this instance, we conducted the operation at a local hotel with its full cooperation.”

After being arrested along with five other men, Greg Raymer was released on a $1,000 bond. His court case is set for April 18th, and he’ll be represented by Wade M. Smith. The attorney said, “Mr. Raymer is very sorry for this lapse in judgment. He regrets deeply the pain he has caused his family, friends and fans. Mr. Raymer is grateful for the many expressions of support he has received.”

Greg Raymer has earned $7,391,124 in live poker tournament winnings dating back to 1966. The former patent attorney remained an amateur poker player until 2004, when he captured the WSOP Main Event title along with $5 million. Since then, Raymer has won four Heartland Poker Tour events and taken third place in the 2009 WSOP $40k NL Hold’em tournament ($775k).

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