Antoine Walker Pleads Guilty to Writing Bad Checks

by June 29, 2011
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Antoine Walker’s legal ordeal in Sin City continues, as he pleaded guilty to writing bad checks when attempting to pay off his casino debts. From the Las Vegas Sun: “Walker, a former NBA all-star who now plays for the Idaho Stampede in the NBA Development League, will likely face no jail time under a plea agreement with prosecutors, and instead will be put on probation as he works to pay off gambling debts of more than $750,000 owed to three casinos. His sentencing is set for Nov. 1. ‘Being put on probation, he’ll have a court order to pay the restitution to the casinos,’ said Deputy District Attorney Sam Bateman. Walker, 34 was not present in court, and his guilty plea was entered on his behalf by attorneys. The criminal complaint was filed in the summer of 2009, when Walker failed to pay back gambling debts at Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and the Red Rock Resort. He pleaded not guilty to six felony counts related to drawing checks without sufficient funds with attempt to defraud in June 2010, before changing his plea Tuesday.”