Thursday, 22 September 2011
The Standard and Conduct committee of the Epic Poker League has suspended Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson in light of Tuesday's Department of Justice allegations.
Committee Chairman and former federal prosecutor Stephen Martin said, “The Committee voted to suspend Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson indefinitely, pending the outcome of the Department of Justice’s action.” Martin, who acts as Independent Ethics Advisor to the fledgling league, recognised that the pair were facing civil and not criminal charges and that the facts had not been proven but stated that “the specificity of the allegations and the fact they came from the United States government made this the right course of action in the best interests of the players in the League.” He added that the committee would monitor the legal proceedings and would consider additional disciplinary measures if, “other members are named in the (DoJ) actions”.Both Lederer and Ferguson had been given five year league cards. Ferguson was yet to sign his paperwork. Neither player had so far taken part in an Epic Poker event.Full Tilt pro Andy Bloch, who sits on the Standard and Conduct Committee, excused himself from consideration of this issue. League commissioner Annie Duke, sister of Howard Lederer, is not involved in the league's disciplinary discussions.Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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