Cash cage scams and ransomware attacks were not the only crimes ongoing in the Michigan gambling scene as 2023 rolled to an end. News reports have emerged suggesting that George Janssen, a Michigan poker player who went missing in November 2023 was kidnapped and extorted by yet to be identified individuals.
Janssen was found by the roadside in Huron County on December 16 after over four weeks in captivity. He was said to have been bound in his hands and with injuries to his face. In his report to federal authorities, Janssen claimed that he was kidnapped and has since caused the FBI to begin investigations into the case.