Ex-Assistant Convicted Of Stealing $2 Million From Gilbert Arenas


We often hear stories about professional athletes being taken advantage of by the people that work for them. One former NBA player scored a major victory against his former assistant who stole more than $2 million from him.

A federal jury has convicted 40-year-old John White – the former personal assistant of Gilbert Arenas – on 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing a false tax-related document.

White was indicted last April. Prosecutors say White made unauthorized online bank transfers worth $2.1 million from Arenas’ account. He used the money to buy cars and to pay off the mortgage on his home.

White will be sentenced in November, where he’s facing the prospect of spending the next 10 plus years in jail.