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Old 09-06-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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Known Sex Offender in Tournaments

Michael J Divita who has been seen the past year at some major Poker Tournaments in California and Vegas has just withdrawn from Epic Main Event after winning a Pro Am seat Saturday.
DiVita was easily recognizable by the sport jacket he wore and a bunch of Charity patches he displayed.
Played at several events with him and the guy was definitely very weird and annoying. He was convicted in a 1991 child molestation at age 33. Click Link
In 2008 he was arrested again for child molestation of under 15 year old but charges were dropped 2 years later after victim would no longer testify
http://www.banningpolice.org/PressRel/pr_122308.pdf

This guy is some character and was trying to reinvent himself somehow in the Poker Community by playing in these charity events. Also found out he or his son owned a kids party rental business(bouncehouses, etc!) http://www.merchantcircle.com/busine...61/review/list.
He also owns a business called The Justice Center-lol! http://www.smallclaimshelp.com/about.php

Hopefully now this dirt ball has been revealed we no longer will see him at anymore poker events!
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:35 AM   #2
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:36 AM   #3
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Re: Known Sex Offender in Tournaments

as long as there are no children at the poker tournaments, i dont see how this is a problem.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:37 AM   #4
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as long as there are no children at the poker tournaments, i dont see how this is a problem.
Why I love 2+2 fair and balanced
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:38 AM   #5
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Re: Known Sex Offender in Tournaments

Just out of curiosity, not to give this guy any slack, but is every guy on the list a dirty slimeball? afaik, the list never goes away and you can be put on it for some pretty mundane things.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:38 AM   #6
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If you ban him from poker events he'll prolly get bored and will rape some kids, .0.......
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:38 AM   #7
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:39 AM   #8
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is this really necessary?
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:39 AM   #9
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ya, we're not samurais.

/serious face.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:42 AM   #10
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Just out of curiosity, not to give this guy any slack, but is every guy on the list a dirty slimeball? afaik, the list never goes away and you can be put on it for some pretty mundane things.
True, but, this does not sound "mundane":

ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A SPECIFIED SEX OFFENSE

ANNOY OR MOLEST CHILD UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE

SEXUAL BATTERY

SEXUAL BATTERY INVOLVING A RESTRAINED PERSON

SEXUAL BATTERY
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:46 AM   #11
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Re: Known Sex Offender in Tournaments

wtf?

You guys sure pick some weird times to be tolerant.

If he had stolen a thousand bucks from the poker community, this place would be up in arms and making scum and/or photoshop threads about him.

Which is more important, a few bucks or the sexual innocence of a pubescent girl (or boy)?

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:49 AM   #12
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:50 AM   #13
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wtf?

You guys sure pick some weird times to be tolerant.

If he had stolen a thousand bucks from the poker community, this place would be up in arms and making scum and/or photoshop threads about him.

Which is more important, a few bucks or the sexual innocence of a pubescent girl?
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:50 AM   #14
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Play the game, don't respect him as a person. I don't what else to do. He payed his price for his crime.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:51 AM   #15
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First person that busts the pedophile gets 5BB from everyone on the table.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:51 AM   #16
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wtf?

You guys sure pick some weird times to be tolerant.

If he had stolen a thousand bucks from the poker community, this place would be up in arms and making scum and/or photoshop threads about him.

Which is more important, a few bucks or the sexual innocence of a pubescent girl?
think it was boys
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:53 AM   #17
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Leave the guy alone ffs. Recidivism rates are already high without socially outcasting convicts even more.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:54 AM   #18
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I can't make this stuff up.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:56 AM   #19
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:56 AM   #20
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Play the game, don't respect him as a person. I don't what else to do. He payed his price for his crime.
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In 2008 he was arrested again for child molestation of under 15 year old but charges were dropped 2 years later after victim would no longer testify
Um, no.

Part of the deal is that it's on his public record.

There's no reason he should be kicked out of the game, but he deserves every sneer and comment he gets.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:58 AM   #21
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Thank you OP for protecting all of us poker players, who are 21+ and 95% male, from a child molester.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:59 AM   #22
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Which is more important, a few bucks or the sexual innocence of a pubescent girl?
What's more important - intelligent discourse or false dichotomies? :|

The legal system is there to protect you and your rights. If you feel like he's infringing on your rights, then report him to the relevant authorities and go from there.

There's nothing wrong with him looking to play some cards. Looking to punish people who have already had their crimes judged/sentenced through the system is misguided, counter-productive and immoral. But sure, write it off as "just a few bucks" if that's easier for you to argue against.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:59 AM   #23
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Thank you OP for protecting all of us poker players, who are 21+ and 95% male, from a child molester.
He's warning the internet kids.
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:02 AM   #24
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I can't make this stuff up.
Is he becoming a priest? Where did you find that?
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:03 AM   #25
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Re: Known Sex Offender in Tournaments

Dunno if you ever got my "thanks for the sushi message" Randy, but thanks a lot for the sushi. One of the best meals I've ever had.

As for this topic, not really sure what to think.
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