A former National Football League player and a former NBA player who worked at the Superbowl were among the people arrested and charged in connection with the theft of more than $500,000 from the game.
The alleged scheme involved an alleged scheme involving a man named John Doe and two others, who prosecutors say used a website called the SupergameReality Team to buy fake tickets for the game in exchange for money.
The Supergame Reality Team, which prosecutors allege is a website for counterfeit tickets, was shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice in September 2017.
The indictment charged six people with fraud, money laundering and identity theft.
One of the men, James O’Neill, worked as a field reporter at the time of the alleged scheme, according to the indictment.
Prosecutors say O’Brien sold the tickets on a website that included an embedded video that purported to show an NFL game in action, with the player’s face on the screen.
Prosecutors say the video, which is believed to have been created by someone with access to the SuperGame Reality Team’s servers, shows a person playing the Supergirl television series.
The video shows the actor playing the character of the Superhuman Superman in the episode, “Supergirl,” which aired in September.
Prosecutors allege that the video was created by a person with access with the Super Game Reality Team servers.
The website was shuttered on Oct. 11, 2017, and O’Neal was arrested, the indictment said.
The other six defendants were arrested on Oct., 16 and Oct., 19, 2017.