Two Men Face Fraud Charges for Taking Over NBA, NFL Players’ Social Media

Two young men, Trevontae Washington (21) and Ronnie Magrehbi (20), were brought to court on Wednesday to face allegations of wire fraud conspiracy and computer fraud conspiracy in a scheme to take over professional sports players’ social media accounts.

According to a report from ESPN, Washington and Magrehbi allegedly didn’t work together on the scams and the players effected weren’t made public.

Washington is a resident of Thibodaux, Louisiana and allegedly obtained passwords to NFL and NBA players’ accounts in order to sell access to their information .

Magrehbi is a resident of Orlando, Florida and allegedly obtained passwords to professional athletes’ accounts and threatened to extort them by leaking photographs.

All of the alleged victims lived in New Jersey at the time of the incidents.

ESPN say they attempted to contact court personnel for Washington and Magrehbi in order to get more information on the matter but didn’t hear back.

Wire fraud conspiracy carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Computer fraud conspiracy carries a fine between $1,000 and $10,000 as well as potential imprisonment.