One of the charities swindled by Tollefson was the Brad Fox Foundation, which raises money for the wife and kids of a murdered Plymouth Township police officer.
It took the jury about ten hours over two days reach its verdicts on five charges, including three felonies.
Jurors heard closing arguments from the prosecution and defense earlier today.
Judge Rea Boylan at times had to intervene between Tolly and Assistant DA Matt Weintraub.
Tollefson, representing himself at trial, has traded often-heated comments with prosecutor Mike Weintraub.
Tollefson, who is diabetic, was taken by sheriff’s deputies to Doylestown Hospital to be checked out.
Former television sportscaster Don Tollefson wanted to take his theft and fraud case to trial because he wanted to tell his side of the story and he did just that to a Bucks County jury this Tuesday morning.
There was a lot of intrigue and back room negotiations, but in the end, former television sportscaster Don Tollefson rejected a plea deal.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson.
Former Philadelphia television sportscaster Don Tollefson now says that instead of defending himself, he’s trying to find an attorney to represent him against fraud charges.
Tollefson, a longtime sports anchor for WPVI-TV, is accused of pocketing money that others had paid him for sports travel packages.
Angelo Cataldi picked Flyers fans as his winners of the week and Brady Hoke as his weasel of the week.
The former television sportscaster admitted that he ripped off charities and individuals by offering to sell them sports travel packages to big games and then failing to deliver the merchandise.
Tollefson pleaded guilty to theft and related charges for stealing, according to prosecutors, more than $300,000 from more than 200 people.
Prosecutors say they had seven witnesses ready to go who would have told the judge they contracted with the Tollefson, 61, for sports packages and gave him money, but never received anything.