Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tran Organization Baccarat Cheat King Truong Sentencing Delayed Until November

Phuong Quoc Truong, also known as Pai Gow John, who masterminded the huge false shuffle baccarat scam detailed extensively in this blog, was not sentenced yesterday as scheduled. He will be sentenced in November. Meanwhile, another big cog in the international card-cheating ring, Phat Ngoc Tran, was sentenced by Judge John Houston in federal court in San Diego to a term of 45 months in prison. Truong, the boss of the casino-cheating Tran Organization, is expected to draw more time, up to 20 years, but I don't think he'll get more than seven or eight years in light of Tran's 45 month sentence.

In any event, I don't think we've seen the last of these massive dealer-inside casino cheat scams. However, I doubt the next one will be at baccarat.