Shaun David Rootenberg is a Better Con Man than Poker Player, Not Good at Either
Toronto police have charged Shaun David Rootenberg, a 40-year-old guy who is about as much of a poker player as Brandi Hawbaker is a porn star, which she may be depending how you look at it, for fraudulent business ventures in Canada and Florida worth an estimated $5.5 million.
It is alleged that Rootenberg, whose career tournament winnings amass a whopping $16.4k, from one tournament two years ago, presented himself as an investment broker and convinced a number of people to invest in businesses in which he had little or no involvement. When the victims became aware of the dubious claims, Rootenberger presented falsified checks drawn on several banks to repay the victims.
All in all, Rootenberg is being charged with eight counts of fraud, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of failing to comply with probation.
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