Former Viking Voigt gets 6 months in prison in fraud scheme

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 ( 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.

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,

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