Professional poker player Micah Raskin begged guilty Thursday in Baltimore to a conspiracy theory to disperse marijuana, confessing to providing mass amounts to a Baltimore Area drug crew.
Raskin, 50, of New York city, confessed to trafficking numerous extra pounds of cannabis from a cultivator in California. Federal representatives raided his New York city house in 2014 and also confiscated a crammed shotgun, 10 pounds of cannabis and also medication journals, prosecutors state.
They state representatives likewise located 350 extra pounds of cannabis in Raskin’s locker– a quantity well worth greater than $500,000. Raskin appeared in U.S. District Court in Baltimore and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana. The crime brings a mandatory sentence of at least five years in prison. Raskin was released under supervision.
“He’s taking responsibility for his actions,” said his attorney, David Cohen. He’s scheduled for sentencing in June. He did not make a statement Thursday.
Prosecutors say Raskin had actually been getting drug deliveries, keeping the cannabis and also providing it by courier to Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Virginia. Representatives, as well as neighborhood cops, captured Raskin while examining the drug crew in Baltimore County, prosecutors state. They positioned a wiretap on Raskin’s phone and also gathered numerous phone calls as well as text describing the procedure, district attorneys state.
They say Raskin also trafficked wax infused with THC — the high-producing ingredient in marijuana — and vape pens.
The New York man has appeared on the World Series of Poker. Poker industry news services list him as earning nearly $2 million while playing.