July 16, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Shabazz Muhammad rivaled any attraction along the Strip here two years ago. Fans and college coaches followed him en masse from one gym to another during a summer club tournament, fawning over every shot and slick move made by the player who was then the nation's top high school recruit. Back in his hometown this week, Muhammad has been indistinguishable from many other rookies and longshot hopefuls trying to prove they belong in the NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves swingman had another nondescript showing Tuesday during his team's 80-71 victory over the Miami Heat at Cox Pavilion in the Las Vegas Summer League, scoring seven points with one assist and three turnovers.
June 2, 2013 |
Shabazz Muhammad 's stock in the NBA draft has tumbled. His father was charged with bank fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. Oh, and he's still 20 years old. Time to take to the air. Appearing Friday on Jim Rome's radio show , Muhammad discussed ... His dad: “I wasn't really familiar with what happened. I haven't talked to him. I mean, I'm always there for my dad.” His season at UCLA: “There was some stuff that I wasn't really comfortable with. It wasn't a really up-tempo style of play, but I really enjoyed playing there.
June 1, 2013 |
Ron Holmes, father of former UCLA basketball standout Shabazz Muhammad, was put under house arrest by a federal magistrate Friday. Holmes pleaded not guilty to bank fraud and conspiracy charges. He is alleged to have used phony information and straw buyers to obtain and sell homes in the Las Vegas area. The indictment alleged that he took in more than $2.5 million. Holmes will be required to wear a GPS monitor, though he will be allowed to leave the house to coach Asia Muhammad, his daughter who is a professional tennis player, and athletes at a Las Vegas high school.
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May 30, 2013 |
Ronald Holmes, father of former UCLA basketball star Shabazz Muhammad and himself a former hoops standout, has been indicted on federal fraud charges. Holmes, 51, was detained Thursday in Las Vegas. He has pleaded not guilty to bank fraud, as well as counts for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud. According to the indictment, which was unsealed Thursday, Holmes and several unnamed associates used fraudulent information and straw buyers to obtain home mortgages and buy and sell houses, keeping the proceeds for themselves.
May 10, 2013 |
A father and son were arrested Thursday in connection with separate fraud schemes -- one of them a shakedown that targeted small businesses -- moments before boarding a Russia-bound plane. Viktor Ryzhkin, 45, and his son Evgenii Ryzhkin, 22, of Los Angeles were arrested as they prepared to board a plane to Moscow with two other family members at Los Angeles International Airport. The pair face federal fraud charges for separate alleged crimes, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
April 16, 2013 |
Full Tilt Poker founder Raymond Bitar, accused of using online player funds to finance his company in what prosecutors called a Ponzi scheme, pleaded guilty but was spared from serving time in prison because he needs a heart transplant. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska on Monday approved a plea agreement between Bitar, 41, and prosecutors, sentencing him to the seven days he served in jail last year, after saying a prison sentence would kill him. Bitar, who participated in a hearing in Manhattan federal court by video link from Los Angeles, near his home, pleaded guilty to two felonies that carry a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.