Charges Against Greg Raymer in Wake Forest Prostitution Sting Dropped
On Sunday, TMZ reported that the charges have been dropped against 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Raymer, stemming from a March arrest. TMZ claims court documents revealed Raymer completed 75 hours of community service at a local non-profit and underwent a mental health assessment prior to the charges being dropped.
A spokesperson for the Wake Forest Police Department previously stated that Raymer was "one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website often used by prostitutes." The other men arrested in the sting according to wral.com were Kevin Scott Konarzewski, Barrett Lee Bennett, Christopher Burell Shella, Robert Hancock, and Gerald Barham.
After the arrest, Raymer’s lawyer, Wade M. Smith from Raleigh, North Carolina, released the following statement:
"Mr. Raymer is very sorry for this lapse in judgment. He regrets deeply the pain he has caused his family, friends and fans. Mr. Raymer is grateful for the many expressions of support he has received."
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