Shawn Sheikhan is hoping for probation after pleading responsible to working a marijuana enterprise with out a license in California. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Shahram ‘Shawn’ Sheikhan, an Iranian skilled poker participant, is hoping that he can keep away from jail as he’s sentenced for working a marijuana enterprise in California.
might get as a lot as 40 years in jail and a $5m advantageous
The poker professional might get as a lot as 40 years in jail and a $5m advantageous if a choose seems unfavorably on him. His attorneys have urged the choose to condemn him to probation as a substitute after their shopper entered a responsible plea in June final 12 months within the US District Court docket Southern District of California.
Sheikhan, who has dwell profession earnings of $1.5m and final cashed within the 2021 World Collection of Poker, operated a hashish distribution enterprise with out a license between the years 2019 and 2022. Along with pleading responsible, he additionally forfeited $191,000 in money, a forfeiture that his attorneys have requested the choose to contemplate in his sentencing.
In a 33-page doc supposedly seen by PokerNews, his attorneys additionally highlighted the truth that Sheikhan has expressed regret for his crimes and famous that marijuana legal guidelines have modified in California since he was charged. Different poker execs additionally shared their assist for Sheikhan within the doc, together with PokerGO President Mori Eskandani.
If he have been to get the probation sentence, it will embody residence detention, drug testing, group service, and counseling. Sheilkhan will obtain the decision on November 3.