Chris 'Birdman' Andersen victim of Internet hoax

DENVER - Former Denver Nuggets star Chris Andersen was the victim of a wide-ranging and complex Internet impersonation scheme when authorities searched his home last year, an attorney for Andersen said Wednesday.

The Douglas County District Attorney's office on Wednesday confirmed that it will not file charges against Andersen in connection with the search.

Mark Bryant, the attorney, said Andersen was being impersonated online by a woman in Canada. The woman, posing as Andersen, sought relationships and gifts but also threatened at least one person, Bryant said. The woman in Canada was also posing online as other people to Andersen, Bryant said.

Bryant said the woman, whose name he would not release, has been charged in Canada with multiple crimes. She has not yet been charged in Colorado but could be.

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