Lederer Mansion for Sale, Black Friday Movie
Howard Lederer is ready to let go of some prime real estate while a movie about the man behind Black Friday may be in the works.
Finally, a former WPT Champion will be away from the tables for the next five years.
Howard Lederer Mansion for Sale
Howard Lederer has been in self-imposed exile from the poker world since Black Friday with the exception of a laughable series of interview with PokerNews. Now it appears that the former Full Tilt big wig is having to sell one of his prime properties.
The property located at 99 Hawk Ridge Dr in Las Vegas is commanding a hefty price tag of $8.99 million and includes a spa, gym, home theater, pool and life-size chess set in the courtyard.
Movie on Black Friday Coming?
The Daily Mail reported this week that Daniel Tzvetkoff, the man allegedly responsible for giving the DOJ the information that led to Black Friday, may have the book on his life turned into a movie.
Robert Luketic, director of Legally Blonde and 21, has purchased the rights to the book and could start floating a movie project.
Considering the lack of support that poker films have had at the box office in recent years, one has to wonder whether a film could be made on the topic without overly dramatizing it.
WPT Champion Trincher Sentenced to Prison for Running Illegal Gambling Ring
Vadim Trincher was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday in connection to an illegal New York City gambling ring.
Trincher was arrested last April along with 34 other people on illegal gambling charges. Trincher was facing charges of racketeering extortion, illegal gambling and money laundering. He struck a plea deal and only pled to a single charge of racketeering conspiracy.
Trincher was sentenced to five years in prison and must forfeit $20 million in cash, property and investments.
The New York underground gambling operation catered to high-profile celebrities and athletes but also had ties to the Russian mob.
Trincher is a former WPT champion, winning the 2009 Foxwoods Poker Classic for $731,079. He was not the only well known player charged in connection with the illegal gambling ring. Abe Mosseri, Bill Edler, Peter Feldman, Justin Smith and John Hanson were all charged and have subsequently struck plea deals.