Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fraud, Theft Charges Stayed against Former NHL Player Agent after His Death

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fraud, Theft Charges Stayed against Former NHL Player Agent after His Death

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Charges stayed against NHL player agent

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WINNIPEG - Criminal charges that include fraud have been stayed against a former National Hockey League player agent who has died.

An obituary in the Winnipeg Free Press says 54-year-old Stacey Don McAlpine died at home in his sleep on March 5.

Court records show charges against McAlpine of fraud, theft and laundering the proceeds of crime were stayed in a Winnipeg courtroom two days later.

McAlpine was accused of bilking former hockey stars Danny Heatley and Chris Phillips out of more than $12 million while acting as their agent and business adviser between 2004 and 2011.

Police alleged that the players gave McAlpine money to make investments on their behalf but he used the funds instead for personal business. …

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