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6 Years for Multimillion-dollar Fraud, Involved Miami Heat

Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 05:45 PM

A federal judge has handed down a six-year prison sentence for a man convicted of two multimillion dollar frauds, including one involving former Miami Heat players.

The government alleged that Haider Zafar defrauded players Mike Miller, James Jones and Rashard Lewis in 2013 by promising to invest $7.5 million in various business opportunities.

Zafar also pleaded guilty in a separate case to swindling a Washington, D.C., businessman out of $10 million between 2008 and 2010.

At sentencing Thursday, Judge Edmund Sargus also ordered that Zafar pay $15.7 million in restitution.

Defense attorney Sam Shamansky asked for a lower sentence, saying Zafar had overcome tremendous personal obstacles after emigrating to the U.S. from Pakistan as a young man.

Zafar faces possible deportation when released from prison.

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A federal judge has handed down a six-year prison sentence for a man convicted of two multimillion dollar frauds, including one involving former Miami Heat players. The government alleged that Haider Zafar defrauded players Mike Miller, James Jones and Rashard Lewis in 2013...
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