Tollefson sentencing hearing is delayed

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File: Former television sportscaster Don Tollefson. ( CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer )

The sentencing hearing for convicted fraudster and former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson has been rescheduled for March 25.

Tollefson was originally set to learn his fate Wednesday before Bucks County Court Judge Rea Boylan. But Robert Goldman, the court-appointed attorney who was assisting Tollefson in his defense, had a scheduling conflict.

Tollefson, once the highest-paid sportscaster in the region, was convicted in January of fleecing more than 200 people out of $300,000 in a scam involving travel-packages to sporting events.

Tollefson, who represented himself during the 11-day trial, turned down a plea deal that would have included about seven months in state prison and 14 months in drug-treatment programs.

- Ben Finley