Assistant convicted of stealing millions from Gilbert Arenas

Thursday September 3rd, 2015

A federal jury convicted Gilbert Arenas's ex-assistant of stealing more than $2 million from the former NBA point guard, reports the Associated Press.

The assistant, John A. White, was found guilty on 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing a false tax-related document.

White is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 19, and could receive dozens of years in prison. Each wire fraud count carries a maximum of 20 years in federal prison and each false document count carries up to three years.

White was Arenas's personal assistant from 2006 to 2012, according to trial evidence. Prosecutors say that White stole $2.1 million from Arenas by making unauthorized online bank transfers from 2008 to 2011.

White is said to have used this money for his own personal expenses, including purchasing sports cars and paying the mortgage on his home.

Arenas retired from the NBA during the 2011–12 season. He spent 12 seasons in the NBA playing for the WarriorsWizardsMagic and Grizzlies.

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