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Coaches testify they lost money after investing in opportunity pitched by former UGA coach
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, May 12, 2014 3:57 PM EDT
College coaches are testifying they lost money in what prosecutors say was a fraudulent investment scheme run by former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan.
The 69-year-old Donnan is on trial on charges including conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud. If convicted, he could face a potentially lengthy prison sentence.
Prosecutors say Donnan and another man told investors they were dealing in closeout or overstock merchandise and promised high rates of return, but they paid investors with other investor money.
Prosecutors have said Donnan used his extensive personal and professional network to lure investors.