|Prosecutors: Ex-UGA coach operated fraud scheme|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:58|
Donnan's defense attorney argued Tuesday during opening statements in Donnan's federal trial that the former coach was, himself, a victim of the scheme.
A federal indictment last year charged Donnan and Gregory Crabtree with conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud. Prosecutors say the pair ran a scheme through GLC Limited, Inc., a West Virginia-based company that dealt in closeout merchandise.
Authorities have said Donnan convinced high-profile college coaches and former players to invest $80 million in the company, much of which was later lost. Donnan has denied intentionally misleading investors.
Crabtree pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge last month.