Rafe Furst responds to Full Tilt allegations

Rafe Furst responds to Full Tilt allegations

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Rafe Furst, who alongside Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer is accused of stealing millions of dollars from Full Tilt Poker players, is the first of the trio to break his silence on the affair.

Furst wouldn't comment on the specifics of the case but in an open letter posted at emergentfool.com, stated that “From a moral, personal and interpersonal perspective I feel I’ve got nothing to hide...To the skeptics, please consider that not everything you read is true, and our society is built on a presumption of innocence until proven otherwise. It’s difficult to take back hurtful things that you might later regret, when the damage has already been done.”

The 2006 WSOP Pot Limit Hold'em bracelet winner also expressed concern for family, friends, colleagues and supporters adding, “It sucks to have to endure the character assassination and potshots being taken at me in the media and social networks without being able to defend myself.”

The US Department of Justice accused Furst (alongside Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer and CEO Ray Bitar) of money laundering and defrauding Full Tilt players. Authorities are seeking $11.7m from Furst in recompense.

Read the full letter here.

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