PokerNews has recently released "The Lederer Files" a series of interviews with Howard Lederer on the Full Tilt Poker scandal. The series was split in 7 parts that account for over three hours of material. Lederer told his side of the story, but some notable players have it different. In case you didn't watch the videos or are not willing to watch it but still want to know what is it all about, CalvinAyre.com did a thorough summary of each episode. You can read the first one here.
In an interview with PokerListings, which took place after the release of Lederer Files, Daniel Negranu stands firm on his position that Lederer is a criminal: "Yes, and Howard admits it in the interview. The crime I see as inexcusable is what happened post BF. The company had no money, yet press releases were sent out claiming player funds were safe and secure. Worse yet, they continued to accept rest of world deposits despite being insolvent. The fact that the company started out as a legitimate business now becomes totally irrelevant. Post BF they were, for lack of a better word, running something similar to a ponzi scheme. Using ROW funds to hopefully pay back US players."
Negranu also believes that a part of Lederer's version of events will be contradicted by Phil Ivey and John Juanda. "First of all, I can't wait until more people speak out so the whole truth comes out. Juanda took great offense to Howard's comments about him, and Juanda is 100% in the right. I've spoken to Ivey, and I'm confident he will speak out as he is not in the least happy about the lies being told. When you hear Ivey's side of the story, I'm extremely confident people will fully understand that Ivey wasn't in the wrong at all," Negreanu said.
There's still no word from Phil Ivey, but Juanda has addressed Lederer's comments via twitter. It was all after Lederer said that Juanda was the second-largest sharedholder in the company and called him out for not paying back his loan from FTP and for refusing (a while ago) to sign the deal with PokerStars. Besides giving his side of the facts, Juanda accused FTP management with stealing $5.4 million from Erik Seidel. He will probably speak about the whole thing with more details after the World Series of Poker Europe is over.
Check Juanda's tweets (open the spoiler tag to read them):
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