Mike Postle Cheating Scandal Nears Conclusion As Settlement Looms

August 14th, 2020 | by Kaycee James

The Mike Postle cheating scandal that dominated 2019’s headlines may be nearing a conclusion according to gaming attorney Mac VerStandig.

Mike Postle

Mike Postle (pictured) has agreed to settle a civil suit involving Veronica Brill and 87 players accusing him of cheating. (Image: Inkedin)

Postle is fighting battles on two fronts, but the case involving Veronica Brill is likely to end in a settlement.

VerStandig filed a request for a time extension on August 5, stating that the two parties have reached an agreement. However, they now need extra time to work out the finer details.

Brill et al Close to Settlement

Brill and 87 other plaintiffs took action against Postle in October 2019. They accused the defendant of cheating in a series of cash games at Stones Gambling Hall.

Those involved believe Postle was being fed information about other player’s cards from a live stream. He denies the allegations and, in June, the original complaint was dismissed by Judge William B. Shubb of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of California.

VerStandig said that he and his clients weren’t going to fold that easily and vowed to exhaust every legal angle possible. That promise appears to have roused something in Postle and his legal team as a settlement has since been agreed.

Why Postle is willing to settle is unclear, as is the nature of the deal. However, VerStandig is now in a position to put the settlement to all 88 plaintiffs. Assuming they agree, that should bring an end to the civil case.

Mike Postle Still Fighting

It won’t, however, completely close the Mike Postle cheating scandal. As well as the court of public opinion, the cash game grinder is still fighting a $250,000 lawsuit filed by poker pro Marle Cordeiro.

Cordeiro, who is also represented by VerStandig, is suing Postle for violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and two counts of negligence.

“While playing in Stones Live Poker games, Mr. Postle would stare – often repeatedly – between his legs, at his cellular telephone, so as to study the Hole Cards of other players, and would then use the superior knowledge gleaned from such study (the ultimate form of poker cheating) to defraud those players in a systematic and highly-effective manner,” states Cordeiro’s lawsuit.

Again, Postle denies cheating at Stones Gambling Hall and will continue to push back against Cordeiro’s accusations.

Given VerStandig’s success rate so far, the odds don’t appear to be in Postle’s favor. However, just as it is at the poker table, anything can happen and it’s never over until it’s over.


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