Dan Bilzerian likes to bill himself as “Instagram’s Biggest Playboy,” but soon he might have to change that to “Prison’s Biggest Playboy.”
The millionaire poker player and Instagram celebrity faces up to six years in prison after police in Nevada found that he possessed an explosive device that he intended to manufacture. The warrant had been issued in November, but was kept secret as police continued to investigate the alleged plot.
But the warrant against Dan Bilzerian became public this week, and Bilzerian is now reportedly being held without bail.
Dan Bilzerian has been in trouble in the past. Earlier this week he was reportedly banned from a nightclub after kicking a woman in the face, and he made headlines earlier this summer after a video emerged where he threw a naked porn star from the roof of his mansion into a pool, breaking her foot in the process.
Bilzerian was doing a photo shoot for Hustler magazine at the time when he got the idea to toss 19-year-old Janice Griffith down from his roof to the pool below.
“He got the brilliant idea to cup Griffith’s vagina … and throw her headfirst into the pool. From the roof,” TMZ noted.
TMZ also posted a video of the incident, though be warned that it contains adult content and is not safe for work.
Dan Bilzerian has a controversial background. He served in the military for four years, but was kicked out of Navy SEAL training just days before he was to graduate. He went on to receive an honorable discharge. Dan is the son of Wall Street tycoon Paul Bilzerian, who gained notoriety for his use of hostile takeovers.
Though Dan Bilzerian inherited a fortune himself, he has also made millions of dollars playing poker and was featured in coverage of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event. He is also the co-founder of Victory Poker, an online poker room. Dan Bilzerian has not publicly responded to the charges. He faces up between one and six years in prison if convicted.