The tables turn in Houston poker room drama
There’s a new twist to the case involving Prime Social
Despite a high-profile appearance for well over a year, two poker rooms in Texas were recently raided by law enforcement. Surprisingly, only two of more than ten were targeted in the police action – Prime Social and Post Oak – and this led many to wonder what may have caused them to be singled out. The charges levied against them by the District Attorney for Harris County, Kim Ogg, were subsequently dropped and the case referred to the FBI, but a new twist to the contorted plot thickens with the announcement that the FBI might soon be investigating Ogg.
Between the two poker clubs, nine people were arrested. They are all out on their own, repeatedly calling out the farce behind the raid. In particular, Prime Social has been extremely vocal, with the company’s spokesperson, Wayne Dolcefino of Dolcefino Consulting stating, “While the folks at Prime Social welcome this logical decision, this lawsuit was a joke in the first place, a fake portrait created to justify the corrupt prosecution of Prime Social employees who had not done a thing wrong.”
Prime Social had previously asserted that it had been the victim of a scam perpetrated by someone close to Ogg. The scammer reportedly said that he could get Ogg to help implement legal policy protecting the clubs in exchange for $250,000, an accusation that Ogg and the apparent scammer, Amir Mireskandari, have denied.
Mireskandari is someone known in local political circles. He has said that Prime Social had donated to his political action committee, but not for any specific action. However, it now is being reported that the FBI, instead of investigating Prime Social, is reporting Mireskandari and possible public corruption allegations. This could potentially bring Ogg under the microscope, as well.