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News: Ex-Cowboy Lockhart sentenced to 4 1/2 years in jail

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Ex-Cowboy Lockhart sentenced to 4 1/2 years in jail

    Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Eugene Lockhart Jr. has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in federal prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme to swindle millions of dollars from home lenders.

    Lockhart was sentenced Wednesday in Dallas after pleading guilty last year to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

    Lockhart and others indicted were accused of using fraudulent loan paperwork to deceive mortgage lenders in buying dozens of homes in the Dallas area. Prosecutors say some of Lockhart's co-defendants recruited potential home buyers with bonuses and promises of help with mortgage payments.

    Lockhart formed several companies with names that referenced his career with the Cowboys, including "America's Team Brokers" and "Cowboys Mortgage."

    Lockhart was drafted by the Cowboys in 1984 and played seven seasons for the team.


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  2. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    4 and a half years?? FOR THAT?!?!

    Josh Brent killed a man and he'll get way less than that.


    Wow.
  3. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    This is America. Money is worth more than life.
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Was talking to a criminal defense attorney in my office yesterday who does a couple manslaughter cases here in CA per year. He said his best guess would be that Brent would be looking at 4-16 months inside if he got jail time. And that it could be less in Texas since California takes a relatively hard line on that sort of thing. If that's right, it's less than I'd have thought.
  5. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Ain't that the truth.
  6. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    Oh, no! Not the "Hittin' Machine!" :eek:
  7. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    i would guess that quite a large % of americans age 21 and older have driven drunk at some point. An accident causing a death could easily have happened to anyone of them.

    In the case of fraud there is a wrongful intent from the start. In the case of an accident driving drunk the intent to harm is not necessarily there, though the potential for harm should be recognized.
  8. DejectedFan1996

    DejectedFan1996 Active Member

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    lol @ "Americas Team Brokers."
  9. 1fisher

    1fisher Active Member

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    Yup...that's pretty lame.
  10. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Lockhart was, is and probably always will be a scumbag!

    He used his name and status as an ex-Cowboy to prey on, defraud and make those that had the least, yet most to lose, his #1 targets.

    He and his co-conspirators were the 3-piece-suit wearing equivalent of the dime-bag crack dealer, standing outside the Check 'n Go and Payday Loan Stores, targeting his own!

    I genuinely hope he serves every hour.

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