Well it looks like everything I reported about John Sepulveda, aka Jasep, aka JohnnySep turned out to be 100% true.
Purportedly Jasep signed into his Poker Fraud Alert account and made this post:
I am writing everyone to come clean about some of the things you have read online about me and attempt to rectify the situation.
First let me say this, I do not feel like I am a bad person, but that is not important as I have done some bad things in my life and now I want to rectify those things and right my wrongs if possible. For years I have had a crippling gambling addiction that I have hidden from everyone in my life. I have become very good at hiding my actions and being dishonest and deceitful to people who love and trust me. I thought I had my addiction under control and hadn’t gambled a lot in recent years, but my exposure to the internet poker community, recreational gambling and access to money triggered my problem and as I began gambling again I also found myself in wholes that I continued to press to try to get out of.
I never intended to hurt anyone and my intentions were always to right everything but I realize that was my mind being clouded by my addiction. I first want to apologize to everyone affected. I took advantage of peoples trust and used that to enable my own disgusting habit. I hate the person that I became and I want to make sure that I provide the proper restitution and move on in my life and seek the treatment that I need to make sure I become the person that I want to be instead of a person that cannot look himself in the mirror or sleep at night.
I thought that I had explanation for some of the things that have been said about me, but I now realize that it is most likely me justifying my poor decisions and convincing myself that I wasn’t in the wrong, while in the back of my mind I always knew what I was doing was wrong all along.
The email that I am sending this from is one that will be checked at least once a day and I will provide a new phone number to everyone as soon as I get one. I will respond to everyone through those channels. I don’t want to hide and run from anything, I would rather take responsibility for the things I have done and provide a solution.
.- I will pay everyone everything that I owe them with interest.
– I will be entering a treatment program
I have begun the process of seeking employment. Until my debts are made good then all of my money will go toward making them good. I have downsized my life incredibly and my cost of living is at a minimum right now. I am hoping to have all debts paid off as soon as possible, it may take me 6-9 months but I assure everyone that I will make constant and consistent payments to ensure everyone is made whole. Until I have a job, my job will be to get a job.
Right now I have outstanding debts of $12,200.00. I would like the opportunity to prove that I intend to make everything right. I am willing to pay 10% interest to everyone who I have wronged. That leaves a total debt of $13,420.00. I am happy to be in regular contact with anyone that I owe money to and work to make things right.
The only thing that I ask is that you leave my family and friends alone and deal with me directly; I promise to make return contact with anyone within 24 hours of contacting me. I do not currently have constant internet access but I will have daily access to the internet as well as a phone that will be available to anyone 24/7 within a week.
I will make equal shared payments to everyone that I owe money to on a weekly or biweekly basis (depending on my pay schedule) until everyone is made whole.
Please do not take my absence from internet forums as a sign that I am not taking ownership of my mistakes, I just feel that it will not be helpful in my correcting everything to spend hours focusing on radio shows or forums instead of working to get everything squared away.
I truly apologize for my actions and I hope that even though everyone hates me right now that my actions moving forward will speak to the kind of person I am trying to become.
Gambling addiction?! Sure Johnny but why no mention about stealing money from a charity, the 22@ Foundation?
Later in the thread Sepulveda “admits” his thefts, including money stolen from the VPR Ironman Podcast charity, 22Q:
Projekt Sep investors: $5200
Pikachar: $3000 (not including projekt sep money)
I also owe small debts to Kevin and Tim that are not included in these numbers, they are collectively less than 500.
I am done here for now, my actions will be what makes the determination of how I am viewed.
What a piece of work.
Remember, he zipped down to Atlantic City to play poker at the Borgata the day after the 22Q charity radio fundraiser. He bankrolled that AC poker session off the backs of needy children afflicted with 22Q deletion syndrome!
Good grief, what a truly revolting situation.
Since I broke this story I’ve been attacked by Todd Witteles and a couple of his forum trolls like the clueless “Rollo Tomasi”. I understand Todd is embarrassed to have vouched for a scammer like John Sepulveda when Todd claimed to be Chief of The Poker Fraud Alert Police but this story is not about Witteles’ fragile ego.
Todd and his minions have questioned my credibility but I thoroughly researched this story and stand by my reports. I am a graduate of Boston College with a BA in English Literature. I know how to investigate and report what I discover.
This story is about a real poker fraud alert, a man who stole from a children’s medical charity, 22Q. Todd should put his bruised ego aside and recognize that by attacking me it may appear he is continuing his support of Johnny Sep. Todd, be a man, admit your errors and please do what you can to stop the fake websites and edited content falsely attributed to me.
Steve Ruddock had no reason to continue his attack against Two Plus Two, Mason Malmuth and moderator Professionalpoker. Mason and Professionalpoker not only didn’t do anything wrong, they are the ones who handled Jasep’s “charity fundraiser” professionally and correctly from the get go.
Several PFA members were very helpful and supportive either directly or indirectly as I exposed John Sepulveda’s frauds and scams. 4BET, Pikachar, Chinamaniac, Drexel, BUBBLES, Pooh, JoeU, KevMath, fluffer, Rick and others saw the truth. Sure it wasn’t soon enough to stop Jasep but they’re not defaming or cyberstalking me. Azzclown/Anal_Hershiser, no fan of mine, provided some of the most biting and witty posts in poker forum history to keep the Jasep scam flames burning brightly.
We will now wait for the next chapter concerning retribution in this sad saga.