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Old 07-17-2017, 11:27 PM   #1
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I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

Hello,

My name is Hal Lewis and I am a partner in a Law Firm Fonvielle Lewis Messer & McConnaughhay in South Florida and a poker aficionado. I wanted to let the poker community know how much of a scumbag Maurice Hawkins is. I have included a link to a recent article in my local newspaper that explains in more detail what happened.

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/...r-staking-deal

I'll be brief but I met Maurice over a year ago at 1 of the local Florida casinos. He knew I am wealthy and immediately tried to engage me and talk with me. As I got to know him he seemed like a very likable guy. He was charming and would offer me poker tips. Unfortunately there was a hidden motive. As soon as he felt he could, he asked me to stake him in tournaments. I have never done this before but he showed me his results and they seemed impressive. Granted I should have asked people about him and his reputation because later I found out he had been trespassed out of pretty much every Florida casino. He is a cheater and an angleshooter and a bully. But I was naive and agreed to stake him in a 50/50 deal. I put up the money and wire it to his wife's account.

So let's just say that as soon as Maurice started winning decent scores, he had excuse after excuse as to why he couldn't pay me. He then said he just wasn't feeling it and wanted to end the arrangement. I decided that was in our best interests because he was unreliable and I had heard from other people that he sold over 100% of himself multiple times in different tournaments and quickly busted out to pocket the extra money.

In any event, I told him I needed my $22,000+ back right away and he told me that would be impossible because he's broke. I was shocked and angry and disgusted. I have text messages where he claimed he owes me but gambled blackjack and lost. After I kept pressing, he had the nerve to call me a bully and claim he owes me nothing. He is a piece of **** and just an awful awful human being. As I researched him further, I have heard stories about him that would make me puke. He has cheated so many people out of so much money and he does it in the poker community. That's why I am suing him.

I just wanted to let everyone know what he did and to never loan this guy a dime. I talked to 3 people the other day who told me that Maurice owes them over $80,000 between them.

Please read the article and let everyone know not to trust this guy.
Thank you,
Hal Lewis
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:33 PM   #2
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

Post proof or gtfo!!!
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:36 PM   #3
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

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I'll be brief but I met Maurice over a year ago at 1 of the local Florida casinos. He knew I am wealthy and immediately tried to engage me and talk with me. As I got to know him he seemed like a very likable guy.

lol good read
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:42 PM   #4
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

Yeesh, sorry to hear, OP.

Meanwhile, Maurice Hawkins was spotted at the Rio last week, comparing notes with Chino Rheem.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:51 AM   #5
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

wow gl with getting your money back off that scumbag.
thanks for posting here and warning others!
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:52 AM   #6
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

seems like every thread i've read about him the last couple of years has been how he is a major douche, surprising he was able to get a stake (in the sum of 22k+ apparently)
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:45 AM   #7
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

OP, it's your social duty to trickle down some of your wealth to degens.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:14 AM   #8
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

There should be a rule against threatening other players in a tournament.

https://www.pokernews.com/news/2017/...spat-28288.htm
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:14 AM   #9
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

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He knew I am wealthy
So what's the upside in staking him on your end?

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he showed me his results
So what? Were you anticipating getting more wealthy or what? What's the upside?

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I was shocked and angry and disgusted
He gave you "excuse after excuse" and you researched him and talk to people and then when he won't pay you you didn't see this coming???

You got scammed but dude...
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:01 AM   #10
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

It looks like Maurice picked the wrong guy this time.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:04 AM   #11
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

Where's the guy he sang the jeopardy song to? It might be a good time to come back with your own tune my friend...
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:45 AM   #12
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

Sir good luck getting your monies back, but you got what the industry calls "Mauriced"...lesson learned.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:55 AM   #13
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

OP if you're willing to take this to court you're going to lose your credibility as a lawyer. You didn't see this coming and it makes you look like a fool. You even transferred money to his wife to allow him to distance himself from any "staking deal" you intend to prove.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:29 PM   #14
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

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OP, it's your social duty to trickle down some of your wealth to degens.
This....+1
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:25 PM   #15
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

scumgbag goin to scumbag.

rule #1 in poker is never give money or stake anyone, duh. i make the most backing myself.
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:48 AM   #16
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

unfortunately OP isnt as smart as you guys....im sure u all would prefer him not sharing his experiences with hawkins!
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:57 PM   #17
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

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So what's the upside in staking him on your end?



So what? Were you anticipating getting more wealthy or what? What's the upside?



He gave you "excuse after excuse" and you researched him and talk to people and then when he won't pay you you didn't see this coming???

You got scammed but dude...
LMAO. One of the dumbest posts I've read in awhile. Well done.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:08 AM   #18
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

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So what's the upside in staking him on your end?



So what? Were you anticipating getting more wealthy or what? What's the upside?



He gave you "excuse after excuse" and you researched him and talk to people and then when he won't pay you you didn't see this coming???

You got scammed but dude...

Hmmm. Basically, if people who are wealthy, never had any incentive to try and become wealthier even if the increase in NET worth is marginal, then nothing would ever really happen in the world, economically at least.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:24 PM   #19
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

Bowman
Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

https://youtu.be/ARJ8cAGm6JE


Poor Frank and poor Maurice...

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Old 08-21-2017, 04:39 PM   #20
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

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Hello,

My name is Hal Lewis and I am a partner in a Law Firm Fonvielle Lewis Messer & McConnaughhay in South Florida and a poker aficionado. I wanted to let the poker community know how much of a scumbag Maurice Hawkins is.
Too funny. Nice troll.
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:34 AM   #21
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

just saw this thread...

i recently posted my not-so-good experiences with Maurice Hawkins in another thread, OP & others might find it insightful:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...&postcount=111


I think he feels as though he can do or say whatever he likes to some of these people.

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Old 01-03-2018, 02:54 PM   #22
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

Can he pay you back in sex trade?
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:26 PM   #23
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Re: I am suing that scamming scumbag Maurice Hawkins for over $22,000 that he owes me

I was told by a WSOP dealer in Tunica that he was once assessed a penalty for palming a chip while picking up a stack of chips to splash the pot with after he lost a showdown. Can anyone confirm this?
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https://mobile.twitter.com/RandyViva...07808713068545
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OP, it's your social duty to trickle down some of your wealth to degens.
this
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