Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Schlichter indicted in Indiana

The Associated Press

        INDIANAPOLIS — A federal grand jury has indicted former Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Rockers quarterback Art Schlichter on 10 counts of money laundering and fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to sell sports tickets he never had.

        The indictment accuses the former Ohio State football star, 40, of accepting payment for nonexistent tickets to such sporting events as NCAA Final Four basketball games, and Pacers and Colts games.

        When customers demanded their money back, Mr. Schlichter allegedly offered to pay them by using checks stolen from his father in Ohio, and by charging against his father's credit cards, according to the indictment.

        Mr. Schlichter was in an Indianapolis jail on a parole violation. He faces a maximum 160 years in prison and a $4 million fine if convicted on all charges.


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