- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Philadelphia sportscaster is seeking an attorney to represent him for free on charges of stealing more than $300,000 by selling fake sports-themed trips that he said would help various charities.

Sixty-two-year-old Donald Tollefson spoke to reporters in north Philadelphia on Monday, a week after he withdrew a guilty plea to the Bucks County charges and said he planned to represent himself.

On Monday, he said he disputes the $300,000 figure alleged by prosecutors but is trying to raise money to pay back anyone he believes to have legitimate claims against him.

Tollefson had pleaded guilty in September to defrauding at least 200 victims through travel packages to sporting events. Prosecutors alleged that he took money for nonexistent tickets and said some of it would go to charity.



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