In yet another episode of ‘More Money, More Problems, former Miami Heat/Celtic Basketball player Antoine Walker could be going to jail.
Walker is charged with writing millions of dollars worth of bad checks to casinos and loan officers. And the sh*t is hitting the fan, as a Las Vegas judge has ordered the once popular sports star to trial, and he could be going to jail for a maximum of twelve years.
The judge noted that Walker hadn’t made any progress repaying some $770,000 he owes on a promise last November to pay $905,050 in restitution, court fees and penalties. At the time, Walker forfeited toward that amount the $135,000 cash bail he posted following his arrest at a celebrity golf tournament last July in Lake Tahoe.
Andress-Tobiasson bound Walker over for trial in Clark County District Court on three criminal bad check charges that, combined, could get him probation or send him to prison for up to 12 years if he’s convicted.
Bernie Zadrowski, head of the Clark County district attorney’s bad check unit, said outside court that Walker’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing last month in Florida complicated the Las Vegas criminal case. The prosecutor said he and Powell were still negotiating toward resolving the Nevada case without sending Walker to prison.
The charges stem from $1 million in casino markers, or gambling loans, that Walker used between July 2008 and January 2009 at Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and the Red Rock Resort. Nevada law treats unpaid markers as bad checks, and they can be turned over to the district attorney for prosecution.
Walker’s bankruptcy filing claims $12.7 million in liabilities and $4.3 million in assets, including the 2006 NBA championship ring he won with the Miami Heat.
12.7 million in liabilities? Didn’t dude sign for million upon millions of dollars? What the hell is wrong with everyone these days? Personally, I say throw his ass in jail.
The only recourse for stupidity is harsh sentences. Good luck with that one Antoine
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