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Former Kentucky Wildcat Confronts Felony Bad Check Charges

By De Castroverde Law Group  Jan. 7, 2011 4:20p

This past June, 33-year-old Antoine Walker, a former University of Kentucky basketball player was charged with bad check writing in Las Vegas after racking up gambling debts totaling one million dollars in three different casinos. He had made an agreement to pay off the debts to the Red Rock Resort, Planet Hollywood and Caesar's Palace Casinos. The agreement apparently was not kept and Walker was ordered to stand trial on the charges that he had not repaid the debts.

Failure to pay gambling debts or "markers" is the same as writing bad checks in Nevada and Walker was assessed with three bad check charges for each casino he owed money to. He declared bankruptcy (Chapter 7) in Florida the month prior which is a factor that would be considered in the case. In his bankruptcy filing, he stated that he had 4.3 million in assets, but also had 12. 7 million in liabilities.


A person who is charged with bad check writing can face felony charges in Nevada as it is a criminal offense to knowingly write a check that is not covered by funds. One can be sentenced to prison, heavy monetary fines, probation, restitution to the victims and further penalties.

Hire a Competent Attorney

If you have been charged with writing a bad check in Las Vegas, you need to contact a Las Vegas attorney to help you avoid being convicted. If the situation is not resolved fairly rapidly, you may be facing prison time if the value of the check exceeded $250.00.

At the De Castroverde Law Group, we have experience with this type of case and can help you start building a defense. We will closely review all the details of your case and determine the best course of action for you and your circumstances.

By working with an attorney your chances are far greater of having a positive outcome in your case and we will ensure your rights and interests are protected. We like to treat our clients as if they were a part of our family service clients in the Las Vegas and surrounding area.

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