Music Producer Charles Huggins Convicted of Fraud

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Whitney Houston is among the performers to have worked with producer Charles Huggins

He had worked with Tom Cruise and the late Whitney Houston

A music producer who worked with stars including Tom Cruise and the late Whitney Houston has been convicted of ripping off investors in gold and diamonds.

Charles Huggins was convicted Friday of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Federal Judge Sidney Stein ordered Huggins held at least until his sentencing. It’s set for January.

The 68-year-old Huggins lives in Edgewater, N.J. He once was married to soul singer Melba Moore.

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Huggins was accused of cheating dozens of investors of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme. Ex-NFL player Ken Hamlin testified that he was among the victims.

Prosecutors say the scam began as early as 2005 and lasted until 2011.