Former Nets forward Richard Jefferson involved in FBI investigation after reporting $2 million stolen


If you were a New Jersey Nets fan in the mid-aughts, you might remember the high-flying energizer forward Richard Jefferson for one of his many link-ups with Jason Kidd, or his underwhelming Slam Dunk Contest.

But Jefferson’s focus these days off the court has been a bit less rosy than those days on it.

Jefferson reported to the FBI that $2 million was stolen from his credit line by his former business partner Ted Kritza, according to TMZ Sports. The FBI also reportedly had Jefferson tape a conversation between him & Kritza in which Kritza confesses to a crime.

After spending his first seven seasons with the Nets in New Jersey, Jefferson has since played with five teams in as many years, now with the Dallas Mavericks. He ranks third all-time in Nets franchise history in points scored, with 8,507.

He’s also earned over $100 million in salary over the course of his career, so he’ll be able to make do in the interim. But hopefully he gets his money back sooner rather than later.

TMZ Sports — NBA’s Richard Jefferson: I GOT JACKED FOR $2 Million… FBI On the Case