Arrest Warrant Issued To NBA Star For Writing Bad Checks

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From The Chicago Sun-Times

Apparently former NBA star Antoine Walker plays hard on the gaming tables too.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Walker after he allegedly wrote $1 million worth of bad checks at three Las Vegas casinos.

Walker paid back some of the money but still owes $822,500 to Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and the Red Rock Resort, according to prosecutors.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson signed the warrant Tuesday. It carries a $9 million bond.

Walker, who is from Chicago, is charged with three felony counts of writing bad checks. Prosecutors say he failed to make good on 10 checks — each for $100,000.

Walker’s lawyer in Las Vegas, Jonathan Powell, did not immediately respond to messages.

The checks were written on July 27, 2008, August 22, 2008 and Jan. 19, 2009, according to the criminal complaint against Walker.

Last July, Walker wrote two checks, each for $100,000, to Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, according to the criminal complaint. He did the same thing at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 22. Then, on Jan. 19, he wrote six more $100,000 checks, all to Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas, according to the complaint.

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