2004 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Ryamer was recently busted in a Wake Forrest, North Carolina prostitution sting. ABC WTVD first broke the news as they reported that Raymer was apprehended in a “male prostitution sting.” However, the ABC affiliate later backtracked and removed the word male from the original news report.
Jeffrey Leonard, who’s the Wake Forrest Police Chief, said that Raymer was “one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website often used by prostitutes.” Leonard continued his statement by saying the following:
The locations prostitutes choose for this type of criminal activity vary and seldom remain the same for more than a couple of days at a time, which makes enforcement difficult. In this instance, we conducted the operation at a local hotel with its full cooperation. We are not aware of this type of criminal activity ever occurring at the hotel. Our officers selected the hotel for the undercover operation at random.
Besides Raymer, another famous person who was busted in the sting is Christopher Burell Shella; he defended stripper Crystal Mangum after she falsely accused Duke University lacrosse players of raping her.
Going back to Raymer, he set a record by becoming the first man in history to win four Heartland Poker Tour titles. Raymer captured his fourth HPT win in November of 2012, which capped off an incredible run of four titles in seven months.
Of course, the 48-year-old is best known for winning the 2004 WSOP Main Event along with $5 million. Raymer was a patent attorney who satellited into the 2004 ME via PokerStars. After winning the world’s most prestigious tournament, Raymer quit his legal career and became a poker pro.