NBA: Two More Charged In Betting Scandal Which Finished Jontay Portar's Career

Two more people have been charged by the court in the Jontay Porter betting scandal case, NBA later banned the Toronto Raptors player for life.
Jontay Porter of Toronto Raptors

Jontay Porter of Toronto Raptors

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Two more people were charged in New York for the betting scandal which rocked the NBA earlier this year. Following an NBA investigation, Jontay Porter of the Toronto Raptors was banned by the league for his wrongdoings.
Mahmud Mollah and Timothy McCormack have also been named in the court complaint alongside Long Phi Pham and another unnamed person whose name hasn’t been disclosed by the authority.
Porter’s name hasn’t been used in the criminal complaint but all the other specific details about the game and his ban from the NBA indicate towards him. Porter reportedly leaked his own health information and later sat down in the game after three minutes citing an injury which helped some wagers.
NBA issued a statement confirming they have banned the player for life from the league.
“The NBA announced today that Jontay Porter, a two-way player recently under contract with the Toronto Raptors, has been banned from the NBA. A league investigation found that Porter violated league rules by disclosing confidential information to sports bettors, limiting his own participation in one or more games for betting purposes, and betting on NBA games.
“The league’s investigation found that prior to the Raptors’ March 20 game, Porter disclosed confidential information about his own health status to an individual he knew to be an NBA bettor. Another individual with whom Porter associated and knew to be an NBA bettor subsequently placed an $80,000 parlay proposition bet with an online sports book, to win $1.1 million, wagering that Porter would underperform in the March 20 game.”
As per the complaint, Mollah got richer by $1.13 million by placing bets on that game while McCormack pocketed more than $69,000. Mollah, McCormack and Pham were seen together seen together in a casino as per a March 20 surveillance photo.
McCormack’s lawyer Jeffrey Chartier said, “No case is a slam dunk.
“As discovery moves forward we’ll learn more about what the government has to substantiate its claims.”
Both Mollah and McCormack were given bail for $50,000 each while Pham was granted bail for $750,000.
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