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Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva appeared in federal court on Tuesday, testifying against fellow former UConn basketball star Tate George. George, whose buzzer-beater against Clemson in the 1990 NCAA tournament made him a legend in Storrs, Conn., has been accused of running a ponzi scheme and is facing federal fraud charges. Villanueva is the most high-profile witness in the case, and he testified on Tuesday that he was scammed out of $250,000 by his fellow UConn alum, the Trentonian reports . Villanueva testified that, after signing a $30 million contract with Detroit, he had given George $250,000 as an investment in a Bridgeport, Conn., real estate development company. The NBA veteran said he was promised "the return of his $250,000, a profit of $37,500 and two percent on the gross for years to come; maybe more than $2 million," according to the newspaper. But Villanueva he never received any of it. Villanueva said he was "hurt" not only by the financial loss, but also beca...
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