Four-Year Federal Prison Sentence for Poker Player Sheikhan in Marijuana Case
Recently, a high-profile court case involving a popular poker player and his non-legal cannabis business reached its final outcome. Shahram Sheikhan is quite well known in the community and was a regular player at the WSOP series in Vegas. Even this year, he managed to play a couple of events there, despite the fact that the judicial investigation was already in full swing.
Shahram or "Shawn" prefers live tournaments and managed to win more than one and a half million dollars there. Several times he came very close to the gold bracelet, but the result was second or third place.
Now the poker player will have to take a break from the game for quite a long time, since the court verdict sentenced him to four years in prison. The player's lawyers are upset by this decision, as they were very keen to receive only probation and community work.
However, the maximum penalty the judge considered was forty years in prison and a five million dollar fine. Therefore, in fact, Shawn can be glad that he escaped with less serious consequences.
In short, from 2019 to 2022, Shahram and his partner led the so-called Kannaland. During the searches, huge amounts of marijuana were confiscated, as well as unregistered weapons.