Nick Cannon Among Celebs Caught Up In NBA Scam

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger

A fraudulent season ticket scam targeted celebrities including Nick Cannon, husband of pop icon Mariah Carey and former NFL quarterback Warren Moon, according to police reports.

Prosecutors have charged George French Jones of Los Angeles with 11 felony counts of fraud, grant theft and identity theft in connection with what they claim was a scheme selling season tickets and shares in the Miami Heat Basketball team, according to a report on NBC news.

Charges were filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, following a joint investigation of the California Attorney General’s office, The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Los Angeles Police Department. Jones was arrested on a probation violation at the Los Angeles International Airport after arriving back from Florida on Feb. 21. He is expected to be arraigned on the new charges on Thursday.

Police believe Jones enticed a $15,000 investment from Cannon for the purchase of “an ownership interest in the Atlanta Hawks,” according to a law enforcement source.

The complaint states Jones contacted former NFL player Jarvis Green and a representative for Moon. He said he was working with a broker who represented a minority interest owner of the Heat looking to sell that interest.

“French also is accused of selling Moon and his representative four courtside seats that he claimed belonged to the minority interest owner, Sidney Kimmel, for $200,000,” NBC reported.

The investigation began in March 2013 after security representatives for the NBA and the Miami Heat contacted the FBI in Miami. The team believed Jones had attempted to sell a minority interest in the Heat “to several NFL and NBA athletes,” according to the complaint.

Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates www.criminalu.co, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.com

Source: NBC News

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