Texas Money Manager Charged With Swindling NFL Player

By Michelle Casady (May 2, 2018, 9:58 PM EDT) -- A federal grand jury in Houston has indicted a money manager on 16 criminal counts related to her role in a scheme that prosecutors say defrauded a National Football League player who was her former client out of more than $1 million.

Tonya Lynn Adkism, 44, was indicted on the charges on April 26 and made her initial appearance, alongside her attorney Cornel A. Williams, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dena Hanovice Palermo on Wednesday morning, according to court records.

Adkism faces a significant prison sentence if convicted on all counts, which include mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity...

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