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Ex-NFLer Gets 40 Years For Investment Fraud

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 12:27 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge sentenced former National Football League player Merrill Robertson Jr. to 40 years behind bars Wednesday, prosecutors said, 15 years more than even they had sought for his role in a massive investment fraud scheme.

Robertson, who played with the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles, was charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy last year and convicted on all 15 counts against him in August. Prosecutors said that he and co-conspirators used their company, Cavalier Union Investments, as a “slush fund,”...
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