Former Miami Heat player Mike Miller is thinking about suing the franchise. Miller lost $1.7 million in a scam put together by a man named Haider Zafar that he was introduced to by a former Miami Heat employee, Stephen Weber. Zafar allegedly used $700K of that money to purchase courtside seats for the Miami Heat and Miller wants that money back.
Miller, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, lost $1.7 million in a scam allegedly orchestrated by Haider Zafar, a South Beach bling king who presented himself as a member of a wealthy Pakistani family.
According to Miller’s complaint that has been drawn up but not yet filed, a Heat employee introduced Miller to Zafar, and Zafar used $700,000 of the money he stole from Miller to pay for courtside Heat tickets.
Settlement talks between Miller and the Heat have stalled. Miller asked for that $700,000 back from the Heat, plus attorney’s fees, but “the parties were far apart,” Miller’s attorney, Andrew Fine, said.
Miller’s complaint alleged that the Heat and former VP Weber, “knew that Zafar had not paid his obligation to the Heat and had disclosed he was using a false, or at least, unofficial, identity and had disclosed he was under IRS investigation.”