- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - Jury deliberations have started in the mortgage fraud case of a former NFL star and his mother.

Jurors got the case involving former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar on Wednesday, shortly after closing arguments concluded in the trial that lasted for about three weeks.

Fryar and his mother, Allene McGhee, are charged with conspiracy and theft by deception. They allegedly conspired to steal money through a mortgage scam run by a former co-defendant, William Barksdale.

Barksdale pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge last year and is serving a 20-month prison sentence. He testified during the trial that Fryar knowingly participated in the scheme.

Defense attorneys say Fryar and his mother were victims of Barksdale.

Both could face up to 10 years in prison if they are convicted.

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