theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Gilbert Areana’s ex-personal assistant – who was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of stealing over 2 million dollars from the NBA star – has returned to court demanding a new trial accusing Gilbert of lying in the case about not knowing the man was spending his cash.
The ex NBA star’s former personal assistant, John A. White, was found guilty by a Florida jury last year of stealing over $2 million dollars from Arenas – who he worked for from 2006-2012.
White was found guilty of 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing a false tax-related document.
The evidence showed that White stole a total of $2,188,170 from the NBA star by making bank transfers from Arena’s account into 3 different accounts he held in his name.
The court records showed that White used the money he illegally obtained to fund his own personal expenses including buying a home in Florida and purchasing a Ferrari and Range Rover.
The former assistant was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for the fraud earlier this year. He was also ordered to serve 2 years of supervised release following him checking out of prison. The judge also prohibited White from opening any new lines of credit or making any purchases on credit cards without the approval of his probation officer.
Then on March 18th, White returned to court demanding a new trial due to newly discovered evidence. He claims the new evidence is material to the charges that a jury found him guilty of and if presented at a new trial he will most likely not be found guilty.
He says that he now has numerous statements of witnesses who came forward after he the original trial, which all state that Arenas was fully aware of the bank transfers that White had done from his account. Further, he has signed declarations from bank tellers who dealt with him and the ex NBA star who say that Arenas was fully aware of the activity that White was found guilty of in the case.
The former assistant also has several people who worked with Arenas stating the ex NBA star spent large sums of cash over the years. He points out the home that was bought in Florida was for one of Arena’s girlfriends and he was fully aware of the purchase.
White also informs the court of Arena’s Instagram posts earlier this year, in which he bragged about defrauding American Express out of $80k through a scheme to screw over a strip club.
He accuses Arenas of falsifying his testimony in the trial about White not having the authorization to make the transfers or spend the NBA stars money on certain purchases. The judge has yet to rule on whether White will be granted a new trial.