Alleged Poker Cheat Mike Postle Finally Acknowledges $10million Lawsuit

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Alleged Poker Cheat Mike Postle Finally Acknowledges $10million Lawsuit
29 Jan

The Postlegate scandal has finally seen the alleged cheat, Mike Postle, respond to the $10million lawsuit brought against him – Postle acknowledging that he received the summons that the plaintiffs attempted to serve several times earlier this month.

Haley Hintze, writing for KickAssPoker, revealed that Postle filed a document on January 24th, accepting that he has been served with the complaint, and that he is representing himself for the time being.

 We reported recently on attempts made by lawyer Mac Verstandig to serve Postle with notice of the lawsuit, Verstandig claiming that seven attempts were made without success.

The final attempt, earlier this month, saw Verstandig himself doorstep Postle and claim that the alleged cheat was hiding in his home at the time.

Postle is accused of five separate charges in the civil case, including violation of RICO statutes, fraud and unjust enrichment.

Also facing court action are Stones Gambling Hall owners, Kings Casino (not related to Leon Tsoukernik’s Czech cardroom of the same name) as well as Justin Kuraitis, the Stones poker-room manager.

Hintze reported that Postle signed the document earlier this week as a ‘pro se’ defendant – meaning that he is currently representing himself.

Earlier reports on the scandal saw lawyer William Portanova speaking on Postle’s behalf, although he has since distanced himself from the case.

Hintze reports that Sacramento attorney Richard Pachter will be representing Kuraitis, and writes that a 28-day extension has been given that allows Postle time ‘to retain a defense attorney and to file an initial response to the civil complaint’.

Though the vast majority of the poker community are already convinced of Postle’s guilt, Twitter and poker forums have been beset by new accounts claiming otherwise.

None of these, however, have come forward with an argument against Postle’s perfect – theoretically impossible - play while staring at the phone hidden in his crotch.

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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