Posts Tagged ‘investigation’

Federal authorities are investigating Jeffrey R. David, the former chief revenue officer for the Sacramento Kings, on suspicion of embezzlement, according to The Sacramento Bee’s San Stanton and Darrell Smith.

David is suspected of embezzling $13.4 million ($9 million from Golden 1 Credit Union and $4.3 million from Kaiser Permanente) during his time with the Kings so he could purchase real estate in southern California.

His position with the Kings organization was eliminated on June 1, but David currently holds the same title with the Miami Heat, who are cooperating with the investigation.

“Last week, we alerted federal law enforcement to suspicious financial transactions involving a former Kings employee, Jeff David,” the team said in an official statement. “That investigation is underway and on Monday, U.S. Department of Justice authorities began the formal process of recovering and seizing the properties involved in the investigation.

“We appreciate the swift action on behalf of the officials at the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California McGregor Scott as they work to complete this investigation and we will take all appropriate action once it is complete.”

Criminal charges have not yet been filed.


Former ROH star Taeler Hendrix recently made allegations saying her run in Ring Of Honor was sabotaged due to the fact she wouldn’t sleep with current-ROH World Champion Jay Lethal.

Hendrix replied to a fan standing up for Lethal’s accomplishments by saying, “the dude you’re standing up for is the same dude that told me because I didn’t sleep with him they sabotaged me and took me off TV. that being the all mighty Jay.”

She also said in a later social media post that her attorneys are working on this case at the moment. These allegations came out a week after Lethal started his second run as ROH World Champion.

Ring Of Honor released a statement to PW Torch on the matter. ROH said they are troubled to hear about these allegations and are taking the matter very seriously. They said appropriate action will be taken after they draw a conclusion following an investigation.

“We were troubled to hear the allegations that surfaced last night on Twitter. We take these matters very seriously and will be investigating this situation thoroughly, reviewing all evidence related to the matter. Ring of Honor strives to provide an environment and workplace where male and female wrestlers are free from any misconduct or abuse. We will take appropriate action upon the conclusion of our findings.”

A former Dallas Mavericks senior account executive watched pornography on his office computer while sometimes showing co-workers images of topless, naked, or lingerie-clad women on his phone, seven current and former Mavs employees told The Dallas Morning News’ Brandon George and Eddie Sefko.

The employees, who requested anonymity, said Chris Hyde’s behavior continued for six years after owner Mark Cuban warned him to stop viewing pornography on his work computer or he’d be fired. His colleagues say Hyde didn’t stop, and five of the ex-employees said they never formally complained to human resources because they thought the actions were common knowledge and accepted by superiors.

Hyde, who was fired in 2014, dropped a used condom onto the office floor in 2011, according to colleagues – who gave Hyde the nickname “Pants DJ” because they sometimes saw him rubbing himself below the waist while seated at his desk. Two sources said Cuban was informed about the condom incident.

The latest news comes as the Mavericks continue an internal investigation headed by new CEO Cynthia Marshall into reports of a workplace culture rife with sexual harassment and outright assault. Former team CEO Terdema Ussery was named repeatedly in a February Sports Illustrated report as an aggressor, while the Mavs fired former writer Earl Sneed shortly after details of domestic violence incidents in his past surfaced (including another Mavs employee’s 2014 report to the team that he’d assaulted her).

The Atlanta Braves now-deposed general manager, John Coppolella, apparently wasn’t forthcoming in MLB’s investigation into the team’s international signings.

The Braves wound up losing 12 prospects acquired through international signings to free agency, and Coppolella was placed on the permanently ineligible list for his role in the signings.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred provided some additional information about why Coopolella was banned during a radio appearance Tuesday.

“I think that it was important to send a message about how seriously we take our rules and how seriously we take violations of those rules, particularly in the international market,” Manfred explained to ESPN Radio’s Golic and Wingo when asked about Coppolella’s ban.

“Secondly, this was behavior that went on over a period of years and very pervasive in terms of the activity … Unfortunately, while the Braves were completely cooperative in the investigative process, I can’t say the same for John.”

A number of front-office changes were the result of the investigation, including Coppolella resigning, while assistant GM Gordon Blakeley and senior advisor John Hart both left their positions as well.

Alex Anthopoulos was named Braves’ GM on Nov. 13.


The NFL is not expected to make a decision this week regarding the Ezekiel Elliott investigation, a source told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Commissioner Roger Goodell is waiting upon four outside advisers who attended the league’s meetings with Elliott to finish their work, before making a decision on whether or not the Dallas Cowboys running back will be suspended, Pelissero reports.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday he expected an imminent decision on the investigation. Jones has vehemently defended Elliott throughout the process, maintaining the running back did not participate in an act of domestic violence.

Elliott was never arrested or charged.


The San Diego Chargers have launched an investigation after a disturbing video from Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders began to make the rounds on social media.

Seemingly captured from the stands, the short clip in question appears to show a security staff member performing a sexual act on himself while standing near some of the Chargers cheerleaders.

“We’re obviously concerned and taking it seriously,” Chargers Director of Security Bill Stetson told Mario Sevilla of ABC10 News. “We’re looking into it to determine exactly what happened, and if it happened, who is responsible.”

San Diego’s third consecutive loss dropped the club to 5-9 with two weeks remaining in the regular season.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Buffalo police are investigating an allegation that Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane physically harassed two women at a downtown Buffalo bar.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Friday because police have not revealed any details of their investigation.

The person said Kane allegedly grabbed the woman by the arm or shoulder early Friday morning. The person said no charges have been filed and no one has been arrested.

Buffalo’s WVIB-TV first reported the investigation.

This is Kane’s second run-in with trouble in six months. In March, a three-month investigation led prosecutors to rule Kane would not face a sexual assault charge because there was no evidence to support the allegation.