Don Tollefson Verdict: Guilty on All Counts
In his long and continued fall from grace, former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson was found guilty by a Bucks County jury on Wednesday of all charges.
Throughout the trial, Tollefson had maintained that he was a bad businessman but not a criminal, while prosecutor Matt Weintraub insisted that Tollefson had intentionally committed fraud by selling — but never delivering — sports travel packages to scores of people in the name of charity. According to prosecutors, Tollefson scammed buyers for over $300,000. Tollefson represented himself during the trial.
Tollefson was arrested back in February 2014 after a scandal surrounding the trips started to grow, with Tollefson being sued in civil court. He sat in Bucks County Jail for more than a month unable to post bail before a judge changed the bail conditions. He left and went to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction.
Facing divorce, the 62-year-old Tollefson has been living in a loaned apartment in North Philadelphia.
Previously: Don Tollefson’s Last Stand