On November 21, 2003, Mr. Short was charged with Money Laundering and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. Mr. Short fraudulently obtained a check in the amount of $250,000, which he deposited at an Atlantic City casino. Mr. Short engaged in minimal gaming activity and then withdrew $220,000 in cash. On April 7, 2006, Mr. Short was convicted of Theft and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and was sentenced to a 4-year term of incarceration.
On April 26, 2005, Mr. Short was charged with Forgery and Uttering and Delivering a Forged Check. On June 30, 2005, Mr. Short was convicted of all charges. Mr. Short was sentenced to consecutive terms of incarceration totaling 10 years, which sentence was suspended.