World Series of Poker Champ Busted for Prostitution

Published:6:06 pm EDT, March 15, 2013| Updated:6:59 pm EDT, March 15, 2013|
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World Series Champ Arrested

Greg Raymer, a 48-year-old professional poker player and 2004 World Series of Poker champion, has been busted in a prostitution sting.

Raymer was arrested this week with six other men in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

According to CardPlayer.com, Raymer was caught inside of a hotel on Wednesday during an undercover operation. The sting was initiated after the men responded to an online advertisement posted on a website that is often used by prostitutes. The charges against Raymer are misdemeanor prostitution and attempted crimes against nature.

Greg Raymer

PokerNewsDaily.com listed the names of the other men who were caught:

Kevin Konarzewski, the president of Complete Inventory Services.

Christopher Shella, the managing director of Shella, Harris & Aus P. C. Shella was the former attorney for Crystal Mangum, who was involved in the Duke University lacrosse rape scandal.

Robert Hancock, the vice president of sales and marketing at MobileSmith.

Raymer, the 2004 World Champion and defending Player of the Year on the Heartland Poker Tour.

Barrett Bennett.

Gerald Barham.

Raymer has been placed on $1,000 bond and is now awaiting his court date of April 18.

Raymer's ("Fossilman") claim to fame is his 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event win. Raymer made it past 2,500 other professional poker players at Binion's Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas.

Raymer also operates a poker training school (Fossilman Poker Training) and is one of the original members of Team PokerStars Pro.

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