Ex-NFL star Irving Fryar serves only 8 months of 5-year prison term for mortgage fraud

Convicted of conspiring with 74-year-old mother to steal $1.2 million

Irving Fryar, who spent 16 years in the National Football League, starring for the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles during his career, is now a free man, after he recently walked out of New Jersey state prison after serving only eight months of a five-year sentence for mortgage fraud.

Last year, Fryar recieved a sentence of five years in prison after being convicted for his part in a scheme that involved taking out six home equity loans his mother’s home – at the same time.

In August of 2015, Fryar and his 74-year-old mother, Allene McGhee, were found guilty of conspiracy and theft of deception for a scheme that defrauded several financial institutions of $1.2 million.

According to court documents, five of the six loans taken out on McGhee’s home were taken out within a six-day period and four of the loans closed on a single day –Dec. 21, 2009.

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