NEW YORK — A poker player pleaded guilty Friday to taking a “10 times” on chips in a New York casino game, admitting he took bets with the intent of winning, according to court records.
The guilty plea by David A. Cunanan, 46, came just days after the Brooklyn district attorney announced he would not pursue charges against him in the case.
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said Cunanon, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to six months of probation and must complete 60 hours of community service.
He also agreed to pay a $1,500 fine and will not be allowed to play poker again.
Cunanan was charged with participating in a pool of bets that included $2,000 for $10,000, and the $2 million bet that ended up on the table was made with a $5,000 bet, the district attorney’s office said.
He was charged in August, but the charges were dropped in September.
Cunningham, a registered nurse who lives in Brooklyn, admitted to a grand jury that he made the $5 million bet in October, the court records said.
Prosecutors said that the money went to an off-duty police officer who was at a New Jersey casino, and Cunaman told the court that he had the $50,000 from the casino in his wallet and the money from the off-the-books gambling.CUNANAN told the grand jury he made a $2.2 million, five-day bet on April 17, the records said, adding that he and a friend made a similar bet on March 9.
The indictment said the gambling was in excess of $10 million.
The court documents said the other $2 billion was made up of the $10 billion bet.