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Former Atlanta Hawks Guard Rumeal Robinson Sentenced To 6 1/2 Years Of Jail

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Former Atlanta Hawks guard and Michigan standout Rumeal Robinson was sentenced to 6 1/2 years of prison time following his conviction on financial fraud charges, the Associated Press reports.

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A jury convicted Robinson, the 10th overall pick in the 1990 draft, on 11 counts including wire fraud, bank bribery, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making a false statement to a bank institution.

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The guard, who left Michigan early after sinking two free throws to send the Wolverines to the 1989 championship borrowed over $700,000 from an Iowa bank for what he claimed to be a business loan. Instead, the former Hawk bought a condo, furniture, cars and invested in an energy company.

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Robinson was also ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution.

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The 6-foot-2, 195 pound Jamaica native spent six seasons as a pro averaging 7.6 points and 3.5 assists per game. His best season came with the 91-92 Hawks, where the guard posted career-bests 13 points and 5.5 assists per game in 81 contests.

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