Miami Heat Players Hit By Multi-Million-Dollar Real Estate Scam

Miami Heat Players Hit By Multi-Million-Dollar Real Estate ScamAccording to Kathy Lynn Gray of the Columbus Dispatch, Mike Miller and other Miami Heat players were among those victimized in a multi-million-dollar real-estate scam. Regina Garcia Cano of the Associated Press reported that the other players were James Jones and Rashard Lewis.

‘Questionable documents’

Haider Zafar allegedly conned Miller, Jones and Lewis—along with numerous other Florida residents—out of $8 million by using “questionable documents” to solicit funds for Pakistani real-estate ventures. These revelations were made public after international investment attorney Andrew Fine served as a witness in federal court last Thursday.

‘Off-court distractions’

Patwinder Sidhu, one of the main victims in this case, was allegedly taken for more than $10 million during a two-year period. There are 135 charges being pursued against Zafar for his actions, as he allegedly attempted to convince investors that his uncle was the defense minister in Pakistan. If investors purchased land, Zafar said they would be able to sell it back to the government at a higher price.

Hopefully, this issue will be cleared up in time for the start of the 2013-14 campaign, as the Heat are going for a rare three-peat and do not need off-court distractions getting in the way.

Are you a Miami Heat fan? Have you also been a victim of a similar scam? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: Alex Kay | Bleacher Report

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Aaron Hernandez Reportedly Admitted To Shooting Odin Lloyd

Aaron Hernandez Reportedly Admitted To Shooting Odin LloydAccording to court documents released on Tuesday regarding the Aaron Hernandez murder case, a man told police that Hernandez admitted to shooting Odin Lloyd.

‘Another man’

Via The Associated Press:

The documents say Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz told Massachusetts investigators that another man, Ernest Wallace, said Hernandez admitted shooting semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough.

‘Heard gunshots’

The documents containing the information were made public when they were filed to the police department in Miramar, Fla., for a search of Ernest Wallace’s home.

Prosecutors allege that Hernandez, Wallace and a third man drove with Lloyd to the industrial park in the early morning hours of Monday, June 17. Ortiz told investigators Hernandez, Wallace and Lloyd got out of the car, he heard gunshots, then only Hernandez and Wallace returned, according to the AP.

What do you think is the real involvement of Aaron Hernandez in the alleged murder of Odin Lloyd? How do you think will this case end? Feel free to share your thoughts and speculations with us. Let your voice be heard via the comment box below!


Source: SB Nation NFL News

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