Report: #1434335

Complaint Review: Alain Vogel - Miami Florida

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  • Reported By: PokerCriminalPolice — Las Vegas Nevada United States
  • Alain Vogel 1221 Brickell Avenue, Miami Miami, Florida United States

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Alain Vogel is a criminal in the poker world. He is closely associated with Carl Pion the most notorious con-artist in poker history. "Diamond Spade Club" is not a real company. It's a sham to steal money from investors as Alain Vogel the criminal mastermind behind all the smoke and mirrors has no credibility, legitimate experience or capital. Alain lives in Monte Carlo but is pretending to operate out of Miami. He is misusing professional poker players images to fool unsuspecting investors. Than he will try to obtain $10,000 for "memberships". The concept is a complete failure but his right hand man Carl Pion has already swindled dozens of poker players out of 10's of thousands of dollars. He operates illegal criminal events at best, no affiliation or history of legitimate business. If "Diamond Spade Club" was real and he was successful, he would fund it like any legitimate business. This is all an illusion to steak YOUR money. Just look at his rat-like face and you'll see through to his criminal soul. Don't be fooled, this will fail but hopefully this report will prevent any more victims. He also harasses and lies to celebrity poker players who all hate him. He misuses the image of two that we will post here. We have been conned by his associates in the name of this fake company that never operated, and it's not some "great idea" it exists to fool unsuspecting investors. If this was a real company it would have operated. If Alain was a real business man who believed in it, he would fund it. He is unable and unwilling as it's all a big scam to steal money from anyone possible.

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#13 Author of original report

Crooked Con-Man Carl exposed 100%

AUTHOR: Ferrari - (United States)

POSTED: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Well Carl and criminal scam partner Alain. Now your victims you scammed out of $10,000 came forward. I am targeting no one, I am clearing my name getting hustled getting mixed up with you two cons. Anyone looking to sue Carl contact me for his home address. Police laughed at these crooks as Crooked Carl had AK-47's in his face when another scam company got busted, somehow he scammed money for a lawyer to seal the record because his welfare office certainly didn't cover it! What now losers? All your victims, contracts and poker pros are here proving what you are. We will never stop, your fooling nor scamming no one ever again. Your two broke criminal jokes. Oh yes Carl, step in Fallsview or Casino Niagara you wiil be arrested again. Every scam lie you post here will result in more customs posting. Your scam is over. Forever your finished. By the way t******e chin Carl you misuse my name call me Marc again your address goes to publication each time. Your ugly as* shrek looking wife is to blame. Your life of poverty and misery is perfect justice. Scamming me out of my OHIP info to misuse, ok address legally with all the victims and anyone who ever requests it forever. Dare post again another victim posts contract and thier true story. They are endless! You are the biggest fraud con-men in poker history! Go away and leave it alone. F*g loser French scam lizard eyes and ball chin fags. Close your fake company p.o box and let's the .club $5 domain expire remove the pros from it or we all hit harder. I'm still coming after you Alain, and Crooked Carls victims will always be here and going after him. I have a confrance call with the pro's your misusing. Game over. Repay your victims, and want a problem with me let's settle it face to face (I mean human face to lizard eyes and t******e chin. #checkmate losers Jonny Ferrari "The guy not to mess with"

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#12 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Still Waiting on Real Evidence

AUTHOR: Carl P - (Canada)

POSTED: Saturday, March 17, 2018

 Marc or should I say Jonny, maybe you ought to actually post some real evidence like an actual picture of me stalking Antonio and Phil at the Brantford event in what was it, oh yeh 2006. Or maybe you can have Antonio, Phil or Gavin send you some actual evidence that supports I am harassing them.. You have literally gone off the deep end and need help. Your charade is almost up and it won't be long before you are fully exposed and your attack in social media and here will come to a complete end. I am quite certain that with your experience behind bars you will be quite comfortable in the future. Oh and you shoukd start trying to figure out how and where to escape to next, your freedom is closing in fast. Maybe AJ Styles or EC3 can help you escape. By the way, OLG happens to run the casinos in Ontario. Good try with all your nonsense about having me banned from casinos. First off you are a nobidy to the casinos and OLG, but more importantly, I have the evidence from OLG that supports that all your rants are pure BS. And how is your room at Fallsview?

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#11 Consumer Comment

Carl PION (PEE ON) Is a fraud and a thief pro Con man

AUTHOR: Andy - (Canada)

POSTED: Saturday, March 17, 2018

 Carl Pion took 10k from me and 6 other investors. We have the contract that he wrote for proof. I will post it. He was supoosed to trade the money, but he never did. 2 weeks after we sent him the money, he said he has lost it all. There’s no way in hell this could have happened had he stuck to the scheduled risk management that HE wrote into the contract. I have friends that started with $100 and made it last longer than 2 weeks. When we as a group asked for trading records he said he was waiting for IC markets to send them. But here’s the funny thing, I am a REAL trader and IC markets sends all your trades to your email at the end of a trading day. This is a financial institution. Carl tried sending up bogus "excel spreadsheets” that were a joke. He would not send anything official. Excuse after excuse... He blocked all the investors on social media and tried to keep his scam going, but we exposed this man for what he was, a con man. He talks a big game. He even said he was good buddies with Uncle Ted, which is a joke. He used me for my connections to people and then stole our money. Carl also made attacked me personally which I have proof of also. He attacked my family and children and said some very disrespectful things. He will never amount to anything. He is a tiny man and he talks big.

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#10 REBUTTAL Individual responds


AUTHOR: Carl - (Canada)

POSTED: Saturday, March 17, 2018

MY REBUTTAL: As a former business owner of 2 successful uniform companies in Ontario, Canada where we manufactured and delivered apparel to the majority of law enforcement, security, fire, paramedic and transit services across the country, I like millions of others became infatuated by the game of poker. Being a member of the poker community since 2004, I as an Entrepreneur naturally wanted to seek out opportunities that would or could be beneficial or of value to the community at large. Over the past 10 years I have most certainly presented ideas and concepts to many players in the industry, including those of high profile. Other than Global Poker Link which I founded and exited in 2015, which was renamed StakeKings by the new ownership, I have never at any time gotten to a point where a concept was as close to launching as Diamond Spade Club. And let it be known that the DSC concept which is majority owned by the founder Alain Vogel will very soon establish its official business and operating model, and it may or may not be one that is suitable to or accepted by all. There has been a lot of garbage being tossed out by Marc McLay aka Jonny Ferrari that we intend to steal or scam membership fees from those wishing to join our Club, well because Alain and I believe so deeply in transparency, our model is founded on the principal that all funds get placed into Escrow via a fully registered Fiduciary service.

What this means is, that at no time until any of our games are officially over will we ourselves see our share of the gross profits. All balances and winnings will be directed by the fiduciary to the players first. In final, I have provided Todd Witteles with a plethora of factual evidence that will undoubtedly vindicate me and any thoughts of me being a scammer or a conman, which in all honesty has been the furthest from the truth. I will end this by saying I was once in a far better situation financially, but my wealth is nowhere near as important to me as my family and there well being and ensuring that they are protected of any threats will be and always be my number one priority. And to you Marc McLay aka Jonny Ferrari. I as well as my partner Alain and my spouse are at a complete loss as to what has set you off on this most vicious And heinous attack on our reputations and our business, but regardless of what it is, you will not escape without facing the consequences. You are extremely unstable, you are fraudulently posting comments here using aliases, using the names of other legitimate people, and you are uttering a bevy of falsehoods and death threats. We will not stand for this any longer. You have already been asked by the Region of Peel Police to stop, yet you continually ignore their words and advice. So let it be known that we will do what ever necessary to ensure that you are charged wherever possible and pay for your actions.

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#9 Author of original report

photo evidence

AUTHOR: Ferrari - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2018

had trouble uploading him stalking and talking crap vs real events.

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#8 Author of original report

Alain staking

AUTHOR: Jonny - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2018

 Exhibit A

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#7 Author of original report

Photo proof

AUTHOR: Ferrari - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2018

 Here's the stalkers in action! Vs the real professional established industry leaders! FerrariGaming.com 100% bonus - USA legal , your welcome America! Enjoy the pics #checkmate -JF

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#6 Author of original report


AUTHOR: Jonny F'n Ferrari's - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2018

  I'm Jonny Ferrari (real name not a gimmick) no French name here sorry. I've done some crazy stuff sure like step in the ring with men that outweigh me over 100 pounds of muscle, countless exploits in Thailand and even this week threw a few hookers over the Falls haha. None the less I have NEVR engaged in anything illegal or unethical regarding the gaming industry. FerrariGaming.com is a land and online based state-of-the-art product I built in Asia for the USA. These idiots can't show one legitimate event or accomplishment past or especially present. I've heard the horror stories from their victims and believe me the content is overwhelming. Yeah I'm going to nail Alain bad I don't care of repercussions. He has it coming and nothing can stop me. Be a man let's settle this with our firsts, I'll fight you both at the same time legally, anytime, anywhere. This weird lizard-eyed p**** idiot saying I'm the stalker? Ok I'll show the screen shot of Gavin Smith (5 time world poker champ) my friend and colleague of 20 years bringing to my attention These con-men harassing him. Proving he's lying. Crooked con-man carl tried to force me to pester Gavin Smith when he would not respond to his relentless staking. Idiots! I can prove who I am and my contributions to the industry. I finance my projects and they succeed. Never I beg for money. These cons just beg investors, talent and rob people. Contact them the names are above! Be safe and stay away from these freaking scum bag morons. Look at the pics here and who is stalking, me the man with history and clear excellent relations or rat face Swiss loser and old con man carl festival chin. Thier past victims all over and I'll reffer them here. Nice try idiots! Scam is over! Heres the proof who the stalking scum is! Don't quit your day job (by day job I mean your welfare scam of the government!) yay, let's all give $10,000 for a super rich people luxury cruise to welfare recepients with a $5 domain and p.o box! LOL -JF

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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

This man is on a mission

AUTHOR: Alain - (Switzerland)

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2018

Proof that now we are facing an identity theft.

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#4 Author of original report

Message from the victims

AUTHOR: Spokesperson for Todd Widdle and Jonny Ferrari - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2018

 Contact us: Paul Huston, Chris Womack, chris tryba, matt Grisham , andy Asnicar , cristy Cole, terry Schwartz, Jonny Ferrari, Gavin Smith and Todd Widdles (exposed these crooks for us we are so grateful they will get what's coming to them! Todd Widdles a poker pro and owner of Pokerfraudalert.com listen and read more on these con-men. Ferrari just released a book and is a media powerhouse , here's just a sample of his countless contributions to the industry. Beginning with the Pulitzer Prize winning paper Las Vegas publishing by Ferrari (owner of FerrariGaming.com a lisensed gaming product) many in 2018 just published Here just a sample of the hundreds from 2015-2017 media Fuel up on Ferrari Gaming Phenom post new http://m.phnompenhpost.com/business/fears-over-junket-crackdowns Corruption. https://calvinayre.com/2017/07/05/business/jonny-ferrari-cambodia-gaming- New? https://www.google.com/amp/m.scmp.com/week-asia/business/article/2067916/how-good-luck-vietnams-gamblers-could-force-cambodian-casinos%3Famp%3D1 Video Macau news regarding live casino https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jhSxRrdwDNs&feature=youtu.be Calvanyre interview http://calvinayre.com/2016/03/01/casino/product-profile-start-live-sr-video http://m.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/cambodian-casinos-going-online-live-streamed-gambling http://m.phnompenhpost.com/business/betting-online-casino-operator-moving-lucrative-software-development Las Vegas sun regarding online gaming returning http://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/dec/15/online-gambling-matter-choice/ http://calvinayre.com/2016/02/01/business/start-live-casino-online-live-dealer/ http://m.phnompenhpost.com/business/casino-towns-luck-could-run-out http://m.phnompenhpost.com/business/casino-towns-luck-could-run-out http://m.phnompenhpost.com/jnational/gambling-law Lion City blog https://blog.sihanoukvillepoker.com/live-lion-city-casino-reopens-new-poker-table-chinese-tour-group http://agbrief.com/news/mediatech-solutions-partners-global-gaming-network http://www.egrmagazine.com/news/launches_and_sign-ups_extra_9_september_2016 http://www.gamingintelligence.com/business/39683-mediatech-seeks-out-cambodian-opportunties-with-global-gaming-partnership http://www.igamingbusiness.com/press/mediatech-solutions-agrees-cambodian-partnership-global-gaming-network http://www.sbcnews.co.uk/asia/2016/09/08/mediatech-solutions-enters-cambodia-global-gaming-network-partnership/ http://gamesmagazine.biz/igaming/nota/mediatech-solutions-firma-acuerdo-con-global-gaming-network http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/spanish-outfit-enters-online-gaming-market http://www.jamma-europe.eu/online/mediatech-solutions-agrees-cambodian-partnership-with-global-gaming-network-4891 https://casinonews.today/2016/09/mediatech-solutions-deals-global-gaming-network/ http://www.g3newswire.com/tag/global-gaming-network/ Sent from my iPhone

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AUTHOR: Spokesperson for Mr. Ferrari - (Cambodia)

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2018

 I am a representative for Jonny Ferrari, he is not leading but one of many participating in exposing these scammers. Here is the event photo Mr. Ferrari hosted that was stalked by crooked Carl and the Alain the bandit. Hosted by Unabomber and Magican plus Gavin Smith reported them. Here is Crooked Carl's home address where he sits on welfare: (((REDACTED))), Brampton Ontario Canada ,Off Worthington and Bovaird The scam diamond spade company address is just a p.o. Box.

You can find Alain hiding in Switzerland where now Cambodian authorities will find him, we will post photos of his arrest when he is captured. Mr. Ferrari walked from this junk fake scam like so many others, everyone that has teamed up to expose them is reputable.

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#2 Author of original report

Victims of Alain, Crooked Carl and Diamond spade scam

AUTHOR: Paul Huston - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2018

 Everything the rat face says is a lie, Ferrari is a real executive (countless contrubutions to news, opening casinos overseas, online gaming sites and profesional scam buster. Con-Man Alain cannot proof one legitimate event or false accusation on the people taking him down. Gavin Smith Todd Widdles Jonny Ferrari All busted him and are available to provide proof with these growing list of victims. Jonny Ferrari went on PokerFraudAlert Radio about this last night.

He had some phone trouble so we lost him mid-way, but he still got a lot out about the situation, and I finished it off. Start listening at 1:04:17 mark for the segment. https://pokerfraudalert.com/forum/showthread.php?16788-Druff-amp-Friends-Show-03-14-2018-The-Private-Public-Game Here are the victims the ripped for $10,000 each: Paul Huston, Chris Womack, chris tryba, matt Grisham , andy Asnicar , cristy Cole, terry Schwartz + 1 more $8700

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Response to the person who reported

AUTHOR: Alain - (Switzerland)

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2018

Over the past week or so my company, Carl Pion and myself Alain Vogel, the CEO of Diamond Spade Club have been the targets of a very serious and malicious social media attack initiated by Marc McLay aka Jonny Ferrari.

We are extremely dumbfounded as to what set off such an attack that was hate filled, and full of unsubstantiated, slanderous, defamatory, and completely unfounded statements that included constant harassment of poker professionals that included Gavin Smith, Antonio Esfandiari, and Phil Laak.

It is apparent that Marc McLay's claims were intended to severely damage the reputations of myself, Carl and our Diamond Spade brand, but unfortunately those claims have been fully refuted by Gavin and Antonio, giving us full comfort and satisfaction that we have acted professionally and cordially at all times.

What I can say is this. Due to the incredulous actions taken by Marc McLay, which included the posting of Carl's home address, and more importantly the constant utterings of death threats sent to me personally by Marc by way of numerous audio files, we were forced to take appropriate action by involving law enforcement who have now made official contact with Marc regarding this matter.

In final, I would also like to clarify (which can easily be verified via a background check) that neither Carl or myself have a criminal record, and that the business model of Diamond Spade Club is founded on transparency and trust, so much so that our model is structured where all membership fees and/or players funds are placed directly with a 3rd party legally registered fiduciary.

We recognize that this personal attack has possibly caused tremendous damage to our reputations and our brand, and that we will have some work ahead of us to repair the damage as we get set to launch our brand globally. But rest assured that we will continue to vigorously defend our reputations and our brand against any and all unsubstantiated, slanderous, defamatory, and unfounded claims in the future.

Thank you for your support.


Alain Vogel - CEO
Diamond Spade Club

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