Mother of NBA’s Chris Bosh Arrested and Charged with Keeping a Disabled Man As a Slave, at Home Bought by Her Son
The mother of former Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh has been arrested and charged with the exploitation of a disabled person whom authorities say she abused in the Texas home bought for her by the NBA star.
After conducting a December 19 raid at her DeSoto, Texas, home, police arrested Frieda Bosh, and charged her with forcing a disabled man to help her sell drugs, according to WFAA Channel 8 TV.
A police report says that investigators found drug paraphernalia and evidence that the 58-year-old Bosh had engaged in cocaine and heroin trafficking from her home.
Police allege that the elder Bosh and a former tenant, Johnathan Brown, forced the disabled man to deliver drugs for the pair under threat of physical harm. The victim was living in the Bosh home at the time.
Investigators also say that Bosh extorted from the disabled man most of his disability payments given to him for PTSD and depression. She also allegedly forced him to do housework to keep his room at the home.
Court papers also say that authorities assume that Bosh engaged in such behavior to obtain free drugs from her co-conspirator.
According to the Daily Mail the former Miami Heat player has been at odds with his mother for sometime and even tried to have her evicted from the Ohio home he purchased.
In a TMZ post from October, for instance, Mrs. Bosh complained that her famous son was trying to evict her. However, not long afterward, Bosh appealed the decision and won thereby ending up saving herself from being evicted. The woman also denied dealing drugs in the TMZ post
The former player is also battling to have his mother removed from his power of attorney to prevent her from having access to his finances.
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