5-Year Sentence For Ex-OU Footballer OK, 10th Circ. Rules

Law360 (July 31, 2020, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A Tenth Circuit panel ruled Friday that a five-year prison sentence handed down to a former University of Oklahoma football player for defrauding investors out of $875,000 was in the upper end of sentencing guidelines and didn't depart from the recommended range.

Timothy Paul Hamilton Jr., who played wide receiver for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2009, challenged the sentence after he pled guilty to wire fraud charges for using companies he owned with his parents to steal from members of his church and others. Hamilton argued the court failed to notify him it would be issuing a longer sentence than detailed...

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