Arthur Marshall, a former wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, was sentenced to 69 months imprisonment yesterday for bank fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Augusta Division, as reported by the Augusta Chronicle. Marshall was indicted in June of last year and pled guilty to two counts of bank fraud last October for defrauding banks in the Augusta area of over $3 million in mortgage loans. Marshall admitted to falsifying information to obtain the loans.
Marshall’s victims included veterans whom Marshall met through his father’s American Legion post, who never received title to the properties they purchased. The post is in bankruptcy and has filed a $91,000 claim against Marshall. Marshall’s company, Custom Contractors, declared bankruptcy in August of 2008, listing $11 million in debts.
Marshall was born in Fort Gordon, Georgia. He played football at Hephizbah High School before going on to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Marshall was a wide receiver for the Broncos from 1992 through 1996, receiving for 1,267 yards during his five year NFL career and scoring four touchdowns.