Ex-NFL DB found guilty of tax fraud

Nov. 26, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Gregory P. Boyd, a former NFL defensive back, was convicted of tax fraud in Texas after saying he made no money for three years.

Boyd, who was indicted in March, said he had zero income from 2004-06, when in reality, prosecutors said he made $180,000, $390,000 and $225,000.

The income came long after Boyd's playing career, which ended in the 1970s. Boyd was a contract project manager for a real estate firm in Phoenix.

He was found guilty after a four-day jury trial in Austin, Texas, his home for the last several years, The Arizona Republic reported.

He faces three years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

He played two NFL seasons, in 1973 with the New England Patriots and 1974 with the New Orleans Saints.

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