19 Plead Guilty in High Stakes Poker Ring

There are 14 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Apr 15, 2008, titled 19 Plead Guilty in High Stakes Poker Ring. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Nearly 20 people charged in a high-stakes poker game that included an assistant prosecutor have pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of unlawful gaming and were fined.

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Lexington Native

Elephant Butte, NM

#1 Apr 15, 2008
Sure would like to see this list of names......

Cayce, SC

#2 Apr 15, 2008
"One player has asked for a jury trial. He says he wants to use his case to generate support for changing the law."

It won't happen. If the State cannot tax it, they won't allow it.

United States

#3 Apr 15, 2008
You guys need to check your facts. The poker game was not at Don Sorenson's house... AND that is not a picture of Don Sorenson's house that you keep showing.
Yap Yap

Columbia, SC

#4 Apr 15, 2008
Hit me....

Trenton, FL

#5 Apr 15, 2008
wowo, justice serviced. Thay lost their poker winnings
Deputy Solicitor

Grovetown, GA

#6 Apr 15, 2008
Hope Don Sorenson is not thinking of prosecuting anyone when he doesn't have a problem breaking the law all night long. Bad boy - no biscuit.

Charleston, SC

#7 Apr 15, 2008
Take a look at that house. How much do you think assistant prosecutor's make? About as much as a school teacher. Sorenson is rolling in the dough baby.

Since: Mar 08

Ridge Spring, SC

#8 Apr 15, 2008
Why wrote:
"One player has asked for a jury trial. He says he wants to use his case to generate support for changing the law."
It won't happen. If the State cannot tax it, they won't allow it.
Not to mention he's wasting taxpayers dollars to generate support? Not a very bright move.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#9 Apr 16, 2008
I'd like to know what the problem is and why this is considered a big deal! After all, the government can gamble (lottery) and the Catholic church can gamble (not to mention hide and protect pedophiles) so why can't the citizens of this great country gamble? Could it be the revenue stream the government can't get their hands on? And don't we have other problems such as drug dealing, armed robberies, murders, etc. that are more important but the government is incapable of solving those problems. Get a grip on reality and protect us from the real problems in society.
Brown Sugar

Grovetown, GA

#10 Apr 17, 2008
A prosecutor cannot in good faith prosecute others for breaking the law when he/she does the same. Also, if the solicitor did not accept his resignation, that says alot about the integrity and character of Solicitor David Pascoe. Maybe the voters in that circuit should be looking for another solicitor. Although the crime/offense is minor, a zero tolerance is the standard which is being set from the top down in our state's government. Governor Sanford would have immediately accepted his resignation knowing that he can no longer be effective as a proescutor.
Cop Prostitutes

Grovetown, GA

#11 Apr 26, 2008
Reminds us of the time Aiken Sheriff Deputy John Herring admitted giving a meth head $10 and was fired for misconduct. SLED ran for the hills on that one as the locals worked to cover up the termination.

No Rush

Grovetown, GA

#12 May 25, 2008
In Aiken County it took over two years to serve an arrest warrant against Thomas Briard in April 2008 for criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act x 2 after a magistrate signed the warrants in September 2006 for allegations received about an incident that happened on December 12, 2005. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office didn't even serve the warrant, it was served by the SC Highway Patrol during a stop where he was also charged for DUI.

“Hell Ya!”

Since: May 08

Savannah GA.

#13 May 29, 2008
someone always has to spoil the fun.

Batesburg, SC

#14 Feb 13, 2012
They have any free entry, for fun, bar texas holden games in columbia?

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