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Smith fined $1K for missing court date

Updated: February 17, 2009, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith was fined $1,000 by a New Jersey judge for failing to show up at a court hearing last month on charges stemming from a 2007 traffic accident that resulted in the death of a passenger in Smith's vehicle.

One of Smith's lawyers, Greg G. Mordas, also was fined $1,000 because he told Smith he did not have to attend the Jan. 13 hearing. Smith was in Denver that day, playing for the Nuggets.

Municipal Court Judge Debra J. Gelson ...

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