Financial Advisor, Financial Planner, NBA Agent, And Previously Convicted Fraudster Charged Today With Schemes To Defraud Professional Basketball Players
There Department of Justice has announced the unsealing of a six-count Indictment charging Darryl Cohen, Brian Gilder, Charles Briscoe, and Calvin Darden, JR. in connection with two schemes to defraud professional basketball players.
Cohen and Gilder were arrested this morning in, respectively, Chatsworth, California, and North Ridge, California, and will be presented later today in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Briscoe was arrested this morning in Katy, Texas, and will be presented later today in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Darden, JR. was arrested this morning in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be presented later today in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “As alleged in the indictment, these defendants believed that defrauding their professional athlete clients of millions of dollars would be a layup. That was a huge mistake, and they now face serious criminal charges for their alleged crimes.”
FBI Assistant Director Michael J. Driscoll said: “As alleged, the defendants engaged in schemes to defraud four professional basketball players of more than $13 million. Today’s actions should serve as an example to others who engage in criminal activity to serve their own greedy financial desires at the expense of others – the FBI is committed to bringing you to justice.”
As alleged in the Indictment:
 As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment and the description of the Indictment set forth herein constitute only allegations, and every fact described therein should be treated as an allegation.