Jordan Saccucci, the 2022 European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague Main Event champion who got away with about $1 million, has been detained. This was in relation to his breaking into over thirty homes in Ontario, Canada.
After being released on bond, he participated in the first day of the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Paradise Main Event. He was then duly thrown out of the Atlantis Paradise Island Casino, where the event was being held, for reasons unknown.
On December 5, 2023, the law finally caught up with him. Halton Regional Police handcuffed him with another suspect, Dunmark Lindsay, in Oakville. After being charged with 68 criminal offenses, both suspects are currently in police custody in Milton, awaiting a bail plea hearing.
In March 2021, Saccucci was one of ten people arrested for burglaries committed from 2020 to 2021.
Saccucci’s triumphant win in the 2022 EPT Prague Main Event brought in more than $900,000 when he defeated Antoine Saout. His career earnings had reached $1,336,000 via live events, beginning in 2016. Saccucci has refuted all allegations.
Saccucci, Marcel Blackburn, Dumark Lindsay, and Pual Nkrumah allegedly broke into various residences during the day by disguising themselves with masks. If questioned, their alibi was that they were involved in construction activities.
On November 21, 2023, police discovered several items that had been siphoned off during the ransacking of their apartments. As per their modus operandi, they left their Chevrolet in the driveway of the property they intended to burgle. The police found that it was a stolen car with false number plates.
On December 8, 2023, the Halton Regional Police said that they had apprehended the last culprit, Marcel Blackburn, in Oakville and that 69 charges had been brought against him.