A few days ago, Poker World reported on the arrest of Jordan Saccucci in Canada. The 2022 EPT Prague Main Event winner is suspected of being involved in a series of burglaries. What seemed like a closed case took a surprising turn. This player heads to WSOP heaven in the Bahamas.
Apparently, Saccucci was released on bail after his arrest. He was spotted on Day 1B of the WSOP Paradise Main Event in the Bahamas this Sunday (10th). The Canadian wore a mask to the game but was recognized by reporters on the scene. His name was confirmed among the contestants.
However, Sarkozy’s journey during the tournament did not last long. According to PokerNews, the player was removed from the Atlantis Paradise Island Casino due to a decision by the hotel hosting the event. The WSOP organization simply accepted the “ruling.” It was unclear whether the reason for the exclusion was the Canadian’s legal status.
Sarcucci was arrested on December 5. He and two other members of the gang were charged with 68 different crimes. A fourth person remains at large. In the article, PokerNews reviewed another issue Jordan had with police between 2020 and 2021, also related to another wave of robberies.
Interestingly, Sarkozy contacted PokerNews to defend himself. He said the 2021 charges had been “dismissed” and questioned the reason for the subpoena. Canadians say he is innocent and two police officers were suspended after being found guilty of lying under oath in connection with the case.
However, Sarkozy did not comment on this week’s arrest, but did provide a statement of innocence: “Yes, I have a past, but I’m sure everyone has a past. I It’s not perfect, but the fact is that I have not been convicted of a similar offense since 2016, seven years ago,” he concluded in a statement to PokerNews. His victory at EPT Prague earned him $962,126.