Sports Talker Headed For Prison
February 25, 2009 at 5:25 AM (PT)
STAR BROADCASTING Sports-Talk WTKE (98.1 THE TICKET)/PENSACOLA host SCOTT MCKINNEY has been sentenced to nine months in prison for theft and fraud.
MCKINNEY, who hosts the regionally syndicated "SOUTHERN SPORTS TONIGHT" show as well as co-hosting a local morning show for WTKE, pleaded guilty to the charges, which include money laundering and racketeering and arose from his activities attracting investors to the syndicated show, on JANUARY 2nd and was sentenced TUESDAY (2/24). He will also be required to pay about $190,000 in restitution.
MCKINNEY allegedly sold shares totaling more than 100% of the show to investors.