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by Paul on 06/09/06 at 08:44 PM ET
from WFSB TV, Top players on Danbury's minor league hockey team and some of their spouses were allegedly given no-show jobs at trash-hauling companies to circumvent the United Hockey League's salary cap, according to a massive federal indictment unsealed Friday.
James Galante, owner of the Danbury Trashers, also is accused of hiding other improper payments to players as housing allowances.
"In fact, in the 2004-05 season, this scheme allowed James Galante to pay three key players on the Danbury Trashers a salary of approximately $100,000 each, when the UHL salary cap was only approximately $275,000 for the entire team for the regular season," the indictment states.
The Trasher's payroll was actually closer to $750,000, prosecutors said.
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