Another case of truth is stranger than fiction.
Former stockbrokler Samuel McMaster Jr., who has admitted to 26 felony charges of securities fraud, struck a deal Aug. 4 with New Mexico authorities that could allow him to stay out of prison provided he can earn enough money playing poker to repay the $444,000 he took from his more than 20 victims.
John Rhinehart, attorney for the card shark, reached Monday, stressed that his client has no other form of income at the moment. “The IRS came in and took everything,” Rhinehart said. “He plays poker to make ends meet.” – Source
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