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April 26, 2013


Ambassador Pick Bails Over Poker Ring

Marc Lasry, the New York billionaire President Obama wanted to appoint ambassador to France, turned down the prestigious position over ties to an alleged Russian mob-run poker ring, the New York Post reports.

Last month, Bill Clinton, a close friend of Lasry, said at a fund-raiser that Lasry was Obama's pick for the ambassadorship.

An unnamed source close to Clinton isn't pleased: "I can't believe that Obama admits in a book that he snorted cocaine and yet Marc Lasry can't be named ambassador to France because he played cards."












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