Guilty verdict reached in former sportscaster Don Tollefson’s fraud trial

 Don Tollefson (NBC10 Image)

Don Tollefson (NBC10 Image)

Former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson was found guilty on all counts in his fraud trial in Bucks County.

Tollefson, 62, was accused of stealing more than $300,000 from sports fans through fundraisers for his charity Winning Ways. Prosecutors said he sold sports-themed excursions and experiences to more than 200 people and never delivered.

The former sportscaster said he didn’t defraud people and was simply bad with managing money.

Tollefson originally pleaded guilty in the case, but later changed his mind and decided to go to trial. He represented himself in the case, with the help of a legal adviser.

During trial, Tollefson exhibited bizarre behavior and was repeatedly laughed at and had to be advised by the judge.

Closing arguments came Tuesday and the jury ended deliberations later that night without a verdict.

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