An ultraexclusive, high-stakes, illegal poker ring run by Russian gangsters for Wall Street multimillionaires and gambling like Alex Games folded on Tuesday, authorities said. Federal agents arrested about 30 people and brought charges against 34 in total, including underground poker den operators previously linked to the Yankees slugger and other A-listers.
It also includes Edwin Ting, 41, who ran a Manhattan poker club where A-Rod was spotted in scratching the gambling itch that eventually triggered a Major League Baseball probe. And the page indictment names Hillel Helly Nahmad, 34, an uberwealthy upper East Games art gallery owner with a taste for supermodels.
Bloom, 34, the Colorado-raised sister games Olympic skier Jeremy Bloombecame queen of the Hollywood poker scene in recent years, hosting discreet games at the lavish homes of top actors and athletes and at luxury hotels. But the mistress of the full house could be headed to the big house.
She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of operating an illegal gambling business. A witness described games held by the crew in a Trump Tower apartment as poker "on steroids," with cameos by movie and sports stars, including A-Rod. The indictment fingers two related crime enterprises — the "Taiwanchik-Trincher Gambling and the "Nahmad-Trincher Organization" — headed by a gambling cast of characters based in New York, L.
Lead defendants include professional poker player Vadim Trincher, 52, and Russian crime boss Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, 64, who was once labeled one of the world's 10 most wanted fugitives. They face up to 90 years if convicted on all counts, but Tokhtakhounov remains on the lam in Russia.
Trincher won hundreds of thousands of dollars at an illegal poker game at The Plaza hotel and ran "the world's largest sports book" out of his apartment," prosecutors said in court on Tuesday. Tokhtakhounov was already under indictment in New York on charges he bribed officials at the Winter Olympic Games to fix figure-skating events. The invitation-only nyc that Bloom hosted featured professional dealers with hundreds of thousands of dollars being bet, reports said.
The criminal organizations laundered tens of millions through shell companies in Cyprus, U. Card to content. Molly Bloom center leaves federal court in Los Angeles with her mother.
Bloom is the alleged organizer of the A-list poker ring. Splash News. Helly Nahmad left with Leonardo DiCaprio. Nahmad, a wealthy upper East Side art gallery owner, was arrested in connection with money laundering for gambling operation.
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