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Wizards' Arenas pays $5,000 into D.C. crime victims fund

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has paid $5,000 to the District's crime victims fund as part of his court-ordered sentence.

Arenas pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession, a felony, in connection with an incident in which he carrried four unloaded guns to the Verizon Center in December in response to a confrontation with a teammate.

According to court records, Arenas deposited the check Wednesday. In addition to the payment, Arenas will have to spend a month in a halfway house as part of his 18-month suspended sentence handed down last week by D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin.

Sources familiar with the case said Arenas and his attorneys are still determining when Arenas will report for his 30-day stint and which location. Arenas will have to spend his nights in the halfway house, but is allowed to leave daily to perform 400 hours of non-basketball related community service.

Arenas will also serve two years of probation.

-- Keith L. Alexander

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 1, 2010; 6:07 PM ET
Categories:  Celebrities , Keith L. Alexander , The District , Updates  
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While I think Arenas is an idiot but having him pay $5K to the DC victims fund for a victimless crime is just plain robbery.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | April 1, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Awww, how nice. At a salary of $225,000 per game (2 hours), Gilbert parted ways with 2.5 minutes worth of salary.

Ooooo, such a harsh lesson.

Posted by: Nosh1 | April 2, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

He should have been made to cover the expense of the entire proceedings, considering the light sentencing.

By the way, if he performs 13.3 hours daily, he could get his community hours done during his 30 day halfway house stay.

All he has to do is hook up with a Senior Citizens Program and he would be good to go. Don't go high profile, perhaps a Hospital Laundry Room, a Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels.

No charge for this advice Gilbert.

Posted by: Special_One40 | April 2, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

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