Ex-UCLA hoop star's dad under house arrest pending federal trial in Vegas mortgage scam case

A federal magistrate in Las Vegas has ordered the father of former UCLA basketball star Shabazz Muhammad held under house arrest and GPS monitoring pending trial on charges that he ran a mortgage scam.

A prosecutor alleged during a hearing Friday that Ronald Holmes engaged in the same criminal conduct in Las Vegas for which he was convicted in California in 2000 — using fake names and fraudulent bank statements to obtain mortgages.

Holmes pleaded not guilty Thursday to bank fraud and conspiracy in an indictment alleging he reaped more than $2.5 million using phony information and straw buyers to obtain and sell at least three Las Vegas homes between 2006 and 2009.

Holmes' 20-year-old son left the University of California, Los Angeles, this spring for the NBA draft.