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07-30-2004, 03:40 PM
Lakersí Pick Charged With Fraud 07/30 -
1:48 PM
After being charged Thursday with taking part in a Rhode Island identity theft and embezzlement scheme that allegedly filed more than $160,000 in false car accident and slip-and-fall claims, making the Lakers roster is the least of Marcus Douthitís worriers.

Douthit was alleged to have received $6,500 from faking a car accident in December 2001 and filing a false insurance claim. The money awarded then was deposited by Douthit in a Providence bank account, attorney general spokesman Michael Healey said.

But Douthit's agent, Charles Bonsignore, said the accused ringleaders of the scam, James Cook and Kristen Cook, obtained Douthit's social security number after befriending him and used it to file the claim without the 24-year-old's knowledge.

At 6-foot-11, Douthit made his presence known for the Lakers, averaging better than 13 points and seven rebounds. If convicted he could face the maximum of 30 years in prison.

Douthit was taken in the second round.

Too bad for the lakers:laugh:

Dr Huxtable
07-30-2004, 03:55 PM
Funny how it took them nearly three years to do this, and only a short time after he as drafted.

Perfect timing.; :rolleyes:

07-30-2004, 08:30 PM
Off topic, I have that Versus DVD Dr. I really enjoyed that flick.