Muhammad’s father charged with bank fraud
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
The father of former UCLA star and expected NBA lottery pick Shabazz Muhammad was indicted Thursday on federal bank fraud and conspiracy charges, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.
The indictment states that Ron Holmes and his partners obtained “mortgage loans by fraudulent means to buy houses,” from 2006 to 2009.
Holmes is being detained in Las Vegas pending a detention hearing.
This isn’t the first time Holmes has been under a cloud of controversy. The Los Angeles Times reported in March that Holmes had lied about his son’s age. And, most notably, Muhammad’s family was investigated by the NCAA before his career at UCLA began for questionable financial dealings.
Holmes, a former college basketball player at USC, also has a criminal past, pleading guilty in 1999 to fraudulent bank statements in order to obtain mortgages.… [For more on Report: Shabazz Muhammad's father charged with federal bank fraud, click here.]