- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has set a July sentencing date for a former Ohio man who pleaded guilty to charges in a multimillion dollar fraud case.

A 135-count indictment filed last year described a scheme under which Haider Zafar (HAY’-dur ZAH’-fahr) allegedly swindled a Washington, D.C., businessman out of $10 million between 2008 and 2010.

A witness who testified against Zafar in August alleged Zafar also defrauded Miami Heat players, including former forward Mike Miller.

Federal judge Edmund Sargus set a July 17 sentencing date following Zafar’s February guilty plea to wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion charges.

Zafar faces fines and dozens of years in prison.

An IRS agent testified in court that Zafar laundered money by purchasing $30,000 watches and cars costing more than $100,000.

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