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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 05: A general view of American Airlines Arena prior to Game One of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs on June 5, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 05: A general view of American Airlines Arena prior to Game One of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs on June 5, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (CBSMiami/AP) – A hearing has been scheduled for Haider Zafar, the man who was allegedly operating a multimillion-dollar real estate fraud and supposedly cheated some Heat players out of millions of dollars.

A 135-count indictment filed last year described a scheme under which Haider Zafar allegedly swindled a Washington, D.C., businessman out of $10 million between 2008 and 2010.

Zafar used to live in Ohio before moving to South Florida. He is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges.

A witness who testified against Zafar in August alleged Zafar also defrauded Heat players, including former forward Mike Miller.

Federal judge Edmund Sargus on Friday scheduled a Feb. 13 plea hearing for Zafar.

Zafar indicated last month he planned to plead guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion charges.

Zafar’s plea deal includes his willingness to resolve a possible federal investigation in Florida.

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