One Black Friday defendant is done holding his tongue in protection of others associated with Full Tilt Poker. Chad Elie, who was one of eleven men indicted during the U.S. government’s attack on online poker operations on April 15th, 2011, has created a Twitter account to air some of the dirty laundry associated with Full Tilt Poker and its lawyers.
As a part of Elie’s agenda to take a dump all over anyone associated with Full Tilt is to uncover a lie told by Howard Lederer in his interview with PokerNews during which he claimed to have not met with payment processors. Elie was indicted on Black Friday for his role in helping online poker sites like Full Tilt Poker process payments with its U.S. customers. The first tweet from Elie’s account, which was created last Friday, read, “”I never met with a payment processor”-Howard Lederer. Interesting Howard,do you not remember the MEETINGS we had?What about NYE?5hr meeting.”
Elie’s tweets include pictures that provide an idea of just how connected top Full Tilt officials were. Here are pictures of Lederer, Ray Bitar and poker primadonna of the century, Phil Ivey, taken meeting with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
Elie also uploaded to Twitter several screen captures of documents from Full Tilt lawyers through which they claim that payment processing related to online poker is completely legal. Whoops! It turns out the DOJ disagreed with that assessment.
Today, Elie announced that he is doing an exclusive interview with “Diamond Flush”, an anonymous poker journalist who came to prominence through aiding the grassroots journalism done by now-closed poker news site Subject: Poker.
Our friends at QuadJacks have a nice recap of more highlights of the Chad Elie Twitter dump.