Tate George’s fall from grace – he is now on trial, charged with running a ponzi scheme – continues. A fellow UConn alum, Charlie Villanueva, testified in federal court in Trenton, N.J., that he “invested” $250,000 with George in 2010, to go into a project in Bridgeport, but the money just vanished.
“That could have gone to my son’s education,” Villanueva, who plays with the Pistons, told The Trentonian as he left court.
George, 45, will always be remembered for his last-second shot to beat Clemson in the NCAA Regionals in 1990, the signature moment of “The Dream Season,” UConn’s first in the national limelight. The 25th anniversary of that season is coming up, and the where-they-are-now story for Tate George, who later played in the NBA, does not figure to be a happy one. His is on charged with a wire fraud that allegedly netted him $2 million from various investors.