Epic Poker League Suspend (The Poker Professor) Howard Lederer & Chris Ferguson

Howard Lederer SuspendedOn Wednesday September 21st The epic poker league released a statement regarding Fulltilt pokers Howard Lederer known as the (poker professor) & Chris Ferguson also known as Chris (Jesus) Ferguson, both well known poker professionals who have won millions playing poker tournaments around the world and represented Fulltilt poker, a poker room that has now been shutdown & is under investigation by Department of Justice for criminal activities relating to money laundering, bank fraud and other related gambling offenses, Both players are currently under Chris Ferguson Suspendedinvestigation as they have been named in the amended indictment in the on going investigation into fulltilt poker, Epic Poker League Chairman Stephen Martin said, “The Committee voted to suspend Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson indefinitely, pending the outcome of the Department of Justice’s action.” The present action has been taken due to rules of conduct that players have to abide bye not only while playing poker but while outside poker also. Stephen Martin emphasized the following factors in the Committee’s decision:

(1) Although the Amended Complaint constitutes a civil, and not criminal, action and facts are alleged but not yet proven, “the specificity of the allegations and the fact they came from the United States government made this the right course of action in the best interests of the players in the League.”

(2) “The government chose to name Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson individually in their roles as members of the board of directors Full Tilt.”

(3) The Committee will continue to monitor the legal actions. “If other members are named in the actions, the Committee will consider additional disciplinary action.”

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