Poker player Dan Bilzerian, who is known for his wild lifestyle and escapades, has once more attracted media attention for escaping punishment after getting arrested for allegedly making bombs at the end of last year.
Instead, he had agreed to make a public announcement of repentance on the inadvisability of blowing things up in desert regions for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Obviously, the BLM has been waiting for the type of publicity Bilzerian, who has 6.5 million followers on various social networking sites, can provide. Each of these followers is eager to know everything that happens in Bilzerian’s life and is sure to listen to every word of his public announcement.
Bilzerian and Jeremy Guymon were arrested in December at LAX for allegedly holding bomb-making equipment in their possession. The duo reportedly had aluminum powder, ammonium, and ammonium nitrate, which will behave like TNT when mixed. Charges of “possessing component of explosive or incendiary device with intent to manufacture explosive or incendiary device and possession of explosive incendiary device” were slapped on the two.
Shortly before he alighted at LAX and got arrested, he was accused of kicking a woman at a Miami nightclub. The man who is used to living life as if it is a huge party was now in danger of being sentenced to one to six years in jail. He tweeted: “Jail … let’s not do that again.” Bilzerian had to be in prison for a short time after a law-enforcement agent caught him in possession of a machine gun.
However, the charges against him were dropped because of the plea bargain and Bilzerian pleaded guilty to not extinguishing a fire lit out of doors.
His lawyer David Chesnoff is currently defending Paul Phua, who stands accused of running an illegal sportsbook on the premises of Caesars Palace. Chesnoff said that Bilzerian has to play clean-up costs of $17,231.50 for lighting explosives on land belonging to the BML.
Bilzerian is known for posting pictures of his collection of guns and of himself with scantily dressed women on social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram. He recently became a stuntman in Olympus Has Fallen and acted minor roles in movies such as The Equalizer and Lone Survivor.
There are rumors that he will be playing the lead role in an upcoming movie that has been tentatively named “How Not to Blow Stuff up in the Desert.”