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A basketball star, a ton of marijuana and a reputation destroyed

Jason Miskiri kept his role in a $US12 million drug ring a secret for years.

Lots of people thought they knew Jason Miskiri.

The quiet kid from Guyana who moved to Maryland at age five and whose obsession with basketball led to a starring role at George Mason University and, later, to a brief appearance in the National Basketball Association.

The community pillar who donated to charities, hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the homeless and held a basketball camp each summer for local children.

Jason Miskiri, the quiet kid from Guyana whose obsession with basketball led to a brief appearance in the NBA. 

The talented entrepreneur who opened a thriving, upscale restaurant and nightclub in Silver Spring, Maryland, and gave it a motto that suited his reputation: "Good food. Good people. Good will."

But what made much of that possible — especially the restaurant and the narrative of financial...

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