Former Celtic Pleads Not Guilty On Bad Check Charges
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker pleaded not
guilty and a judge set trial for November on criminal bad check
charges alleging Walker failed to repay almost $1 million in
gambling debts and penalties to three Las Vegas casinos.
The 33-year-old Walker and his lawyer said nothing to reporters
Wednesday after the brief arraignment before a Clark County
District Court hearing master, Melisa De La Garza.
Walker could face probation or up to 12 years in prison if
Walker won a 2006 NBA championship with the Miami Heat, but
hasn't played in the NBA since 2008.
He filed last month for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation,
scuttling a promise to repay debts to Caesars Palace, Planet
Hollywood and the Red Rock Resort, plus penalties to Clark County.
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