Former NBA All-Star accused of squatting in home

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Associated Press

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 29 at 4:01 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A former NBA All-Star is facing several criminal charges after a police report said he squatted in a Paradise Valley, Ariz., home and then tried to list the place for rent on Craigslist.

KPHO (http://bit.ly/14K9XX5 ) reports Chris Gatling is accused of breaking into a key box and living in the home from July 2010 to August 2011. A police report says the homeowners lived in California but had left the power on.

The TV station reports he later listed the four-bedroom house for rent for $800 and called it an "Ex-NBA" home online.

Court records say Gatling got a down payment from one potential renter, but another got suspicious and contacted police.

Gatling's attorney, Michael Alarid, tells KPHO the case is a "misunderstanding."

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Information from: KPHO-TV, http://www.kpho.com/

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