2 in Texas plead no contest, scam of former Packer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Two people in South Texas face up to 18 years in prison over a Ponzi scheme involving ex-NFL player T.J. Slaughter and other investors.
Alan Keith Nelsen and Mary Alice Monteza pleaded no contest Monday in San Antonio to setting up a fake international investing firm.
Slaughter in 2009 filed a complaint about losing $150,000 to Castro International. The former Southern Mississippi standout says Nelsen and Monteza claimed his December 2008 investment grew to nearly $7.6 million over a few months, but they wouldn't give him any money.
The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/yeV6Ox ) reports prosecutors would recommend probation if Nelsen and Monteza repay $850,000 before sentencing in April.
Slaughter played for Jacksonville, Green Bay, Baltimore, New Orleans and San Francisco. The linebacker was released by New England in 2008.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com