MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for fraud.
Voigt was convicted of bank fraud in February in a scam that prosecutors say bilked investors out of millions of dollars.
The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/2e8T4RK) that a federal judge said Voigt betrayed the public's trust when he was chairman of a Bloomington bank and approved a loan to his business partner, who already owed Voigt millions of dollars. That man, Jeffrey Gardner, was sentenced to 90 months in prison.
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Voigt spoke at Thursday's sentencing hearing, calling it the ''darkest day in my life.'' He was ordered to report to prison Nov. 28. He was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine.
Voigt played for the Vikings from 1970 to 1980.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com