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Updated: December 13th, 2013 10:10am
Father of Shabazz Muhammad pleads guilty in mortgage fraud case

Father of Shabazz Muhammad pleads guilty in mortgage fraud case

by The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS - The father of NBA player Shabazz Muhammad has pleaded guilty in federal court and agreed to repay almost $1.7 million in restitution in a mortgage fraud case.

Records show Ronald Holmes pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to one felony count of conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud.

Prosecutors agreed to drop two bank fraud counts and seek leniency for Holmes at sentencing March 13.

Holmes could face up to 30 years in prison.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Holmes acknowledged providing false information to lending institutions and agreed to cooperate in an ongoing investigation.

Holmes declined comment.

Defense lawyer Michael Lipman said Holmes wants to move on with his life.

Holmes' 20-year-old son played for UCLA before joining the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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