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Rumeal Robinson's pension seized

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Nearly $369,000 may be seized from the pension fund of former professional basketball player Rumeal Robinson to help cover restitution he owes for a sham business deal, a federal judge has ruled in Iowa.

Federal prosecutors had filed papers to tap Robinson's NBA pension account and were granted permission this week, The Des Moines Register reported.

The former Michigan and NBA player was convicted in September 2010 of participating in a scheme along with a bank officer to defraud the Community State Bank in Ankeny of more than $1.1 million.

Robinson's serving a 78-month sentence for wire fraud and other crimes.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.