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Poker Champ Arrested During Prostitution Sting

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WAKE FOREST, N.C. (KTVI) – One former World Series of Poker champ and former St. Louis resident allegedly gambled with the law and lost recently.

Greg Raymer,48, ran into some bad luck when he was arrested in a prostitution sting according to FOX5 (KVVU). Wake Forest police told FOX5 Raymer and five other men have been charged with misdemeanor prostitution and attempted crimes against nature.

According to Raymer’s web site, he is a father and husband. The self nicknamed ‘FossilMan’ says he was a “naval brat” and lived in several cities growing up. When Raymer was a teenager his family moved to Manchester, Missouri, where he attended Parkway South High School.

Following graduation Raymer stayed in the Missouri area as a student at the University of Missouri at Rolla. At Missouri-Rolla he received his B.S. in Chemistry. The academically accomplished Raymer, also received a M.S. in Biochemistry and Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Word Series of Poker lists Raymer’s earnings on the circuit at $6,534,032. His total earnings includes his 2004 WSOP Main Event championship where he cashed out $5 million.

His court date is set to appear in court on April 18.

By Veron Culley

More Details: FOX5 (KVVU)

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