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June 1, 2013 | By Chris Foster
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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March 27, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
A federal judge sentenced the father of former UCLA basketball player Shabazz Muhammad to 37 months in prison Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Las Vegas. Ron Holmes pleaded guilty in December in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud in connection with a $2.5-million mortgage fraud scheme. Holmes, who played basketball at USC from 1981 to 1985, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and must pay $1.7 million in restitution.
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February 14, 1985 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Sometimes it seems that Ron Holmes is a reined-in race horse among Clydesdales when USC is on a fast break. Even so, Holmes is usually in front of the pack, sprinting to the basket. He also has the ability to contort his body, hang in the air to draw a foul near the basket, and still get his shot down. Athlete is the word that best describes the senior wingman.
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March 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
As Shabazz Muhammad's father is sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas for conspiracy to commit fraud, UCLA faces its most significant men's basketball game since 2008. Muhammad is in the NBA now, but the off-court problems he brought to UCLA last season continue to dog the school. According to a sentencing brief filed last week , Ron Holmes told the FBI he received a loan based on his son's future professional basketball earnings. Estimated at $350,000 in another court document, the loan was Holmes' principal source of income at the time and came from an unnamed "marketing company.
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March 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
As Shabazz Muhammad's father is sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas for conspiracy to commit fraud, UCLA faces its most significant men's basketball game since 2008. Muhammad is in the NBA now, but the off-court problems he brought to UCLA last season continue to dog the school. According to a sentencing brief filed last week , Ron Holmes told the FBI he received a loan based on his son's future professional basketball earnings. Estimated at $350,000 in another court document, the loan was Holmes' principal source of income at the time and came from an unnamed "marketing company.
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April 21, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Ron Holmes, then a USC basketball player, was with a buddy at a summer league basketball game in 1982 when he saw his future on the court. Watching Faye Paige play, Holmes said to his friend, "See that No. 10? She's going to be my wife and we're going to make some All-Americans. " Shabazz Muhammad has a chance to fulfill that prediction. Muhammad, Ron and Faye's 18-year-old son, is a 6-foot-6 swingman who is widely regarded as the nation's best or second-best high school senior.
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April 12, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Shabazz Muhammad, who signed with UCLA on Wednesday, has sat atop the high school basketball world all season. Where he falls in his family's pecking order is still to be determined. Muhammad, a 6-foot-6 forward from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, has plenty of in-house competition. There is his mother, Faye Muhammad, who was a basketball and track star at Long Beach State. There is his father, Ron Holmes, who was a four-year starter at USC. There is his aunt, Robin Holmes, who was a four-year starter at Cal State Fullerton.
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March 27, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
A federal judge sentenced the father of former UCLA basketball player Shabazz Muhammad to 37 months in prison Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Las Vegas. Ron Holmes pleaded guilty in December in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud in connection with a $2.5-million mortgage fraud scheme. Holmes, who played basketball at USC from 1981 to 1985, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and must pay $1.7 million in restitution.
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April 12, 2012 | By Ben Bolch and Baxter Holmes
When news of Shabazz Muhammad's college decision reached the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house on the UCLA campus, there was jubilation. "Everybody was screaming down the halls," Kumar Nadhan, a psychobiology student, said Thursday of the reaction to one of the nation's top two recruits announcing that he would become a Bruin. Dan Chikanov, another psychobiology student, said his roommates "were jumping up and down and we were all chanting 'Sha-bazz!' for five minutes straight.
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March 22, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger and Matt Stevens
As UCLA prepares to play its first game in the NCAA tournament later tonight, the Bruins will rely on their standout freshman Shabazz Muhammad to lead the way. Muhammad is under pressure: He must perform well on national television to raise his NBA draft stock, one of his talented teammates is injured and his coach's future with the team remains uncertain. He told The Times, “If we win, everything will be fine.”   The spotlight was once again on the talented freshman on Friday -- but not in a way he expected.
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July 16, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
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.
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June 1, 2013 | By Chris Foster
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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March 23, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger and Matt Stevens
The father of UCLA basketball star Shabazz Muhammad took out what he called “a little protection” against NCAA investigators, guarding a recording of a phone call that a benefactor had made to the NCAA for more than two years. Ron Holmes would never end up needing the recording, as his son was reinstated with the UCLA Bruins early in the season following an investigation into whether Muhammad received improper benefits. With Muhammad  leading the way, the Bruins recovered from a rough start to the season to win the Pac-12 regular-season title.
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March 22, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger
Ron Holmes has spent two decades making sure that his son, UCLA basketball star Shabazz Muhammad, will one day play for the pros. W hen UCLA takes the court Friday night against Minnesota in its NCAA basketball tournament opener, fans may be getting their last look at Shabazz Muhammad in Bruin blue and gold. Every thunderous dunk and arching three-pointer will help show why he led the team in scoring, made first team All Pac-12 and was named the conference's freshman of the year.
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March 22, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger and Matt Stevens
As UCLA prepares to play its first game in the NCAA tournament later tonight, the Bruins will rely on their standout freshman Shabazz Muhammad to lead the way. Muhammad is under pressure: He must perform well on national television to raise his NBA draft stock, one of his talented teammates is injured and his coach's future with the team remains uncertain. He told The Times, “If we win, everything will be fine.”   The spotlight was once again on the talented freshman on Friday -- but not in a way he expected.
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February 23, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Ron Holmes is proof that there is nothing a parent won't do for a child. Holmes' DNA, every bit of it, was telling him to root for USC. He was, after all, a star player on the Trojans' last conference championship team. But he was in Pauley Pavilion last month, pulling for UCLA. On the court, Holmes' son Shabazz Muhammad was laboring, battling flu and the Trojans. "I have friends from USC who will just have to deal with this period of time," Holmes said, laughing. "I'm a Trojan.
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March 22, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger
Ron Holmes has spent two decades making sure that his son, UCLA basketball star Shabazz Muhammad, will one day play for the pros. W hen UCLA takes the court Friday night against Minnesota in its NCAA basketball tournament opener, fans may be getting their last look at Shabazz Muhammad in Bruin blue and gold. Every thunderous dunk and arching three-pointer will help show why he led the team in scoring, made first team All Pac-12 and was named the conference's freshman of the year.
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December 22, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
A few weeks ago, Shabazz Muhammad looked slow, heavy and somewhat overmatched. He was not what was expected. But now, heading into Saturday's home game against Fresno State, he has emerged as UCLA's leading scorer. Although the transformation was probably not a surprise, the source of the turnaround was odd: three former USC players. Ron Holmes, Muhammad's father, and two other former USC basketball players — Jacque Hill and Don Carfino — helped Muhammad sharpen his game during almost daily private workouts in Westwood.
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December 22, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
A few weeks ago, Shabazz Muhammad looked slow, heavy and somewhat overmatched. He was not what was expected. But now, heading into Saturday's home game against Fresno State, he has emerged as UCLA's leading scorer. Although the transformation was probably not a surprise, the source of the turnaround was odd: three former USC players. Ron Holmes, Muhammad's father, and two other former USC basketball players — Jacque Hill and Don Carfino — helped Muhammad sharpen his game during almost daily private workouts in Westwood.
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April 21, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Ron Holmes, then a USC basketball player, was with a buddy at a summer league basketball game in 1982 when he saw his future on the court. Watching Faye Paige play, Holmes said to his friend, "See that No. 10? She's going to be my wife and we're going to make some All-Americans. " Shabazz Muhammad has a chance to fulfill that prediction. Muhammad, Ron and Faye's 18-year-old son, is a 6-foot-6 swingman who is widely regarded as the nation's best or second-best high school senior.
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