Jay Vincent, former NBA player and Michigan St. star, signs plea deal in Internet fraud caseBy AP
Friday, September 24, 2010
Jay Vincent to plea guilty in fraud case
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Former NBA and Michigan State star Jay Vincent has agreed to plead guilty to two crimes in a $2 million Internet scam.
Vincent has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and filing a false tax return. The 10-page deal with his signature was filed Friday in federal court in Grand Rapids.
Vincent is due in court Tuesday. Prosecutors say he and an associate defrauded people by charging them to become certified as home inspectors.
The court filing doesn’t list Vincent’s likely sentence. Vincent will owe at least $110,000 in unpaid taxes.
He and Magic Johnson played on the 1979 Michigan State national championship team.
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