Ex-NBA Star Dodges Trial Over $10M Mortgage Fraud Charges

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- Former NBA star Dirk Minniefield on Monday was spared from his looming July trial over his alleged role in a $10 million mortgage loan fraud scheme after agreeing to serve 18 months of community service.

Minniefield, a former Boston Celtics player whose professional basketball career unraveled amid his former drug use, accepted a pretrial diversion agreement that precludes his trial that was scheduled to start July 2, his attorney Steven Rocket Rosen told Law360. The agreement requires the former star to remain free of drugs and...
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