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Woman who scammed star athletes out of millions sentenced

November 07, 2018 - 5:54 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for scamming star athletes out of millions of dollars by claiming to be an Ivy League university-trained financial adviser and money manager.

A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday also ordered Peggy Ann Fulford to pay almost $5.8 million in restitution to her victims. She received the maximum penalty after pleading guilty in February to transporting stolen property across state lines.

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Evidence showed that Fulford counted the NBA's Dennis Rodman and NFL running back Ricky Williams among her victims.

Fulford told her victims that she was a graduate of the Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. She never requested a fee but had access to her victims' bank accounts.

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