Former NHL player agent Stacey McAlpine was remanded to Winnipeg police custody and is facing substantial fraud charges after a four year investigation.
Previously McAlpine was sued, successfully, by both Dany Heatley previously of the Atlanta Thrasers and Chris Phillips of the Ottawa senators for shakey real estate investment deals that didn’t pan out. Heatley was awarded $6.5 million in August while Phillips won his case in 2016.
What police allege is an elaborate shell game perpetrated by Stacey McAlpine wherein he would take money Heatley and Phillips believed were going towards investments and instead only invest a portion of it, taking the rest for his own personal use, Winnipeg police spokeswoman Const. Tammy Skrabek said.
Heatley, who now lives in Los Angeles, issued a statement through his lawyer Peter Mantas.
“After years of pursuing this case, I am pleased that the Winnipeg police have also become involved and made this arrest,” he said.
Stacey McAlpine, 54, is facing two counts each of fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000, as well as laundering the proceeds of crime.
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