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Anonymous
Last year

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Derek Rucker charged with fraud

#BREAKING Police charge former #Gladstone #Basketball coach & #NBL great Derek Rucker with fraud.Police allege he stole over $20K. @abcnews

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Anonymous
Last year
11:26 22 Apr 16

Reply #585678

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

https://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/31414345/derek-rucker-charged-with-fraud/?cmp=st


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Anonymous
Last year
11:37 22 Apr 16

Reply #585682

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

End of any basketball career.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:50 22 Apr 16

Reply #585685

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Fox certainly know how to pick their commentators.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:57 22 Apr 16

Reply #585688

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Rucker - charged with fraud
Heal - allegedly placing bets on games he was involved in
Homicide - impersonating a commentator


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Anonymous
Last year
12:20 22 Apr 16

Reply #585694

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

The world is a seedy place. People are rarely who they say they are...


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Anonymous
Last year
14:34 22 Apr 16

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Anon91
Last year
14:35 22 Apr 16

Reply #585697

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Interesting to see how this impacts Rucker's gig with Fox. Same goes for Heal.


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Happy Days
Last year
14:57 22 Apr 16

Reply #585700

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Logan Thunder should stand him down immediately pending his court case.


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KET
Last year
15:54 22 Apr 16

Reply #585703

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Damn, he was a good commentator too


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paul
Last year
15:56 22 Apr 16

Reply #585704

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

He's not guilty yet, give the man the chance to defend himself!


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Luuuc
Last year
16:01 22 Apr 16

Reply #585705

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Rucker? Defending?


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KET
Last year
16:11 22 Apr 16

Reply #585706

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Indeed Paul that is correct, innocent before proven guilty. However, while the charges are being tried it's hard to envisage Fox employing him to commentate, which is a shame because he was good.


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paul
Last year
16:12 22 Apr 16

Reply #585707

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Good points there from both Luuuc and KET!


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bowtie
Last year
16:14 22 Apr 16

Reply #585708

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Derek Rucker was an outstanding commentator last season, the best of the group.
The WNBL betting thing seems to have died.
I hope that this case will prove to be without substance.


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Dazz
Last year
20:32 22 Apr 16

Reply #585720

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Firstly, he's innocent until proven guilty.

Secondly, it wouldn't be the first time that enemies, having ousted somebody from a position of influence within an organisation, make all sorts of allegations against the employee. Sometimes its true, and sometimes its not. At the end of the day, we can only wait on the court case.

And why should he stand-down from anything? If he is found guilty, he'll be punished in many ways then. Possibly gaol, and certainly losing his employment. It would be the very definition of unjustified to punish him before the verdict.


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proud
Last year
20:48 22 Apr 16

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re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Is there is a positive thing her it's that it's so far away from the start of the NBL season and by the time season comes around he should have his day in court and if he's found innocent then we will all have forgotten about it by then anyway.

Looking forward to hearing his insight again


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Mr bEn
Last year
09:17 23 Apr 16

Reply #585753

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Unfortunately this matter appears to have more substance than the allegations that were linked to Heal.

With Rucker already charged, this would indicate that Police believe the evidence before them (provided by complainant / their own enquiries) is substantive.

Heal was never charged and afaik never even formally questioned.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:55 23 Apr 16

Reply #585756

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Dumb Derek, really dumb. Cops dont charge dudes for the fun of it, its a time consuming process, so if they have done so, the evidence would be very solid. If true, what a jerk, sick of people going through life trying to steal money and get ahead why the majority do the right thing.


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KET
Last year
17:32 23 Apr 16

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re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

That's not really how it works Anonymous. The concept of "Police are charging therefore the evidence must be good" isn't as accurate as you might think.

The Police laying charges and then withdrawing due to lack of evidence or various other reasons happens on a frequent basis.

Police charge, have little evidence, Defence presses the point of evidence, Police say no then mention it up the chain and come back with a withdrawal after a few PTCs and some prodding by the Defence.

That's not to say in this case they don't have solid evidence, i'm just saying I wouldn't make the assumption that they do purely because charges have been laid.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:06 23 Apr 16

Reply #585785

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Yeah it must be really easily disprove the Bank evidence. Don't confuse the real world with the banking world.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:04 24 Apr 16

Reply #585792

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

Caught with his hands in the til....reputation over


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Mr bEn
Last year
15:17 24 Apr 16

Reply #585805

re: Derek Rucker charged with fraud

I wouldn't saw Police charging people then withdrawing said charges is a 'frequent' occurrence. The discontinuance of charges does happen though but generally due to successful mediation between prosecutors, defence and the complainant.

If an agreement is reached to settle the matter outside of court, Police will then 'offer no evidence' when the matter is in court to finalise proceedings. To an outsider this would seem as though Police have no evidence or are unable to prove the charges.

Due to limited resources and increasing demand on the judicial system in QLD, there is a push for as many relevant cases to be settled by mediation as possible. It would not surprise me if this matter eventually travels that path. Gladstone Basketball receives a payment (the alleged amount taken) in turn for the withdrawal of their complaint.

I have no personal knowledge whatsoever of this incident, but fraud charges that have reached this stage are commonly sustainable due to relative evidence that can be/has been gathered.


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