Darren Woods Pleads Guilty

Darren Woods Pleads Guilty

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Darren Woods, the British WSOP winner and former online pro, has pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges.

After appearing in court charged with crimes relating to multi-accounting and claiming money under false pretences, Woods has reportedly admitted his wrongdoing in court.

According to a report issued by Humberside Police, Woods, who used to play online under the handle 'Dooshcom', "opened accounts with a number of gambling companies using the details of his friends and family."

“The investigation identified three separate periods where Woods clearly had control of more than one player on the same table as other gamblers. This activity was covered by three separate counts of fraud by false representation on the indictment.”

Alongside his father, Morteza Gharoon, who was charged and admitted to money laundering, Woods is believed to have netted more than £140,000 between 2007 and 2011.

During the trial, the court acknowledged that Woods was a skilled poker player and even referenced his 2011 WSOP win.

The pair have been bailed and will be sentenced on 17 December. Given the level of deception used by Woods and Gharoon, it's possible that both will spend at least some time behind bars.

Tags: Darren Woods, WSOP, crim