Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva testified Tuesday in federal court in Trenton N.J. that he lost $250000 in investments with former University of Connecticut basketball player Tate George according to the Trentonian.

Villanueva also played for the Huskies.

George is on trial for wire fraud for his involvement in an alleged Ponzi scheme as CEO of The George Group.

Villanueva invested the $250000 for a George project called Seaview Plaza in Bridgeport Conn. The Trentonian said Villanueva was promised the return of his $250000 with a $37500 profit and 2 percent earnings annually on his investment.

Villanueva told the Trentonian that it hurt him personally to be conned by a fellow UConn alum.

“And it’s $250000! That could have gone to my son’s education”