Black Friday Prosecutor Eyes Promotion
The lead prosecutor for the government during Black Friday may be in line for the biggest promotion of his life.
Also, Joe Cada reveals the details on his split with PokerStars.
Man Who Shut Down U.S. Online Poker May Become Attorney General
In news not welcome to most U.S. online poker players, Preet Bharara could become the next Attorney General of the United States.
Bharara is the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the lead prosecutor for the federal government in the Black Friday indictments.
Attorney General Eric Holder stepped down from his post on Thursday and Bharara's name is on the short list of possible replacements.
Outside of the Black Friday indictments, Bharara's resume has been impressive. He's been hard on organized crime, corruption in politics and a key figure in America's War on Terror.
Joe Cada Reveals Split With PokerStars Due to Rakeback
In a move that makes even less sense than when originally announced Joe Cada revealed that his split from PokerStars was over rakeback.
The 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion revealed via Twitter that he requested that he receive 100% rakeback for playing on the site. Cada says PokerStars said no.
Cada also claimed that he wanted nothing in the way of salary from the company. He just didn't want to be charged for using their product as a sponsored pro.
Cada will likely sign with a new sponsor in short order. Some feel that he may land with WSOP.com and join Greg Merson as a brand ambassador.