Former NFL player Will Allen gets 6 years prison in Ponzi case (Reuters)

Will Allen, a former cornerback for the New York Giants and two other National Football League teams, was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a more than $35 million Ponzi scheme involving fraudulent loans to professional athletes. Allen, 38, of Davie, Florida, had pleaded guilty in November to federal fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges. U.S. District Judge William Young in Boston also sentenced Allen to serve three years of supervised release and pay $16.8 million of restitution.