COLUMBUS, Ohio (CBSMiami/AP) —  A man plead guilty Thursday in connection to a a multimillion-dollar scam which involved three former Miami Heat players.

The government alleges that Haider Zafar (HY’-dur ZAH’-fahr) defrauded players Mike Miller, James Jones and Rashard Lewis in 2013 by promising to invest $7.5 million in various business opportunities. Instead, prosecutors say, Zafar kept the money and used some of it to buy a $1 million, three-season Heat ticket package.

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Zafar pleaded guilty to five counts of wire fraud Thursday in federal court in Columbus, where the Florida case was combined with a previous fraud case against Zafar.

Defense attorney Sam Shamansky says Zafar is interested in making parties in the case whole and accepting whatever punishment is appropriate.

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Sentencing is tentatively scheduled for November.

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