Harris County drops public nuisance lawsuit against prime social poker club

Harris County drops public nuisance lawsuit against prime social poker club


I’LL HAVE THAT ANSWER STRAIGHT
AHEAD. AHEAD.
>>FRANK, THANK YOU.>>FRANK, THANK YOU.
A PUBLIC NUISANCE NO MORE, AT A PUBLIC NUISANCE NO MORE, AT
LEAST ACCORDING TO HARRIS LEAST ACCORDING TO HARRIS
COUNTY. COUNTY.
IT HAS DROPPED ITS LAWSUIT IT HAS DROPPED ITS LAWSUIT
AGAINST PRIME SOCIAL, HOUSTON’S AGAINST PRIME SOCIAL, HOUSTON’S
BIGGEST POKER CLUB AND THE POST BIGGEST POKER CLUB AND THE POST
OAK POKER CLUB. OAK POKER CLUB.
THIS IS JUST THE LATEST TWIST IN THIS IS JUST THE LATEST TWIST IN
A CASE THAT STARTED WITH A RAID A CASE THAT STARTED WITH A RAID
BACK IN MAY. BACK IN MAY.
INVESTIGATOR MARIO DIAZ LIVE IN INVESTIGATOR MARIO DIAZ LIVE IN
THE NEWS ROOM WITH THE DETAILS THE NEWS ROOM WITH THE DETAILS
ON THIS. ON THIS.
MARIO? MARIO?
>>CHRISTINE, HIGH STAKES>>CHRISTINE, HIGH STAKES
LAWSUITS INVOLVING A PAIR OF LAWSUITS INVOLVING A PAIR OF
POKER CLUBS IN TOWN. POKER CLUBS IN TOWN.
HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
HAS FOLDED FOR NOW. HAS FOLDED FOR NOW.
LAWSUITS AGAINST THE PRIME LAWSUITS AGAINST THE PRIME
SOCIAL POKER CLUB AND POST OAK SOCIAL POKER CLUB AND POST OAK
POKER CLUB HAVE BEEN DROPPED AND POKER CLUB HAVE BEEN DROPPED AND
MAY BE GOING AWAY PERMANENTLY MAY BE GOING AWAY PERMANENTLY
FOLLOWING A REVIEW. FOLLOWING A REVIEW.
IT WAS IN MAY AFTER AUTHORITIES IT WAS IN MAY AFTER AUTHORITIES
RAIDED THE TWO CLUBS AND SEIZED RAIDED THE TWO CLUBS AND SEIZED
EQUIPMENT RECORDS AND MONEY THAT EQUIPMENT RECORDS AND MONEY THAT
NINE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND NINE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND
CHARGED WITH MONEYLAUNDERING, CHARGED WITH MONEYLAUNDERING,
BUT THOSE CHARGES WERE IS BUT THOSE CHARGES WERE IS
DROPPED BY THE D.A.’s OFFICE DROPPED BY THE D.A.’s OFFICE
LAST MONTH. LAST MONTH.
THE LAWSUITS BY HARRIS COUNTY THE LAWSUITS BY HARRIS COUNTY
OFFICIALS WHERE IT WAS ALLEGED OFFICIALS WHERE IT WAS ALLEGED
THE CLUBS WERE A NUISANCE TO THE CLUBS WERE A NUISANCE TO
SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS WERE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS WERE
DROPPED A WEEK AGO. DROPPED A WEEK AGO.
>>THE DAMAGE DONE TO THIS CLUB>>THE DAMAGE DONE TO THIS CLUB
WITH THIS RIDICULOUS LAWSUIT AND WITH THIS RIDICULOUS LAWSUIT AND
THESE FALSE CRIMINAL CHARGES IS THESE FALSE CRIMINAL CHARGES IS
IMMEASURABLE. IMMEASURABLE.
MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE LOST MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE LOST
THEIR JOBS. THEIR JOBS.
>>Reporter: HARRIS COUNTY>>Reporter: HARRIS COUNTY
ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SAID OUR ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SAID OUR
ATTORNEY HAS DECIDED TONED THE ATTORNEY HAS DECIDED TONED THE
CIVIL LITIGATION AT THIS TIME. CIVIL LITIGATION AT THIS TIME.
THE NUISANCE SUITS RELY ON THE THE NUISANCE SUITS RELY ON THE
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS AND
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CONCLUSIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
AND PROSECUTORS. AND PROSECUTORS.
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY REFERRED THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY REFERRED
THE MATTERS TO THE F.B.I.. THE MATTERS TO THE F.B.I..
WE WILL EVALUATE REFILING THE WE WILL EVALUATE REFILING THE
CIVIL NUISANCE CASES AFTER LAW CIVIL NUISANCE CASES AFTER LAW
ENFORCEMENT CONCLUSION ITS ENFORCEMENT CONCLUSION ITS
REVIEW. REVIEW.
REPRESENTATIVES FOR PRIME SOCIAL REPRESENTATIVES FOR PRIME SOCIAL
SAYS THE CLUB HAD 11,000 MEMBERS SAYS THE CLUB HAD 11,000 MEMBERS
WHEN IT WAS SHUT DOWN. WHEN IT WAS SHUT DOWN.
THE OFFICIAL ADDS THE CLUB PLANS THE OFFICIAL ADDS THE CLUB PLANS
TO OPEN UP AGAIN IN EARLY

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