A former Philadelphia sportscaster convicted of selling bogus sports-themed trips that he said would help various charities has been sentenced to two to four years in prison.
Don Tollefson faced up to 37 years.
The 62-year-old apologized in Bucks County Court on Wednesday, saying every day was "a humiliating reflection" of his actions. He appeared in a wrinkled suit, his hands cuffed in front of him. He told the judge he is sorry for what transpired.
"What I did was so terrible to these people," he said.
Prosecutors accused Tollefson of defrauding more than 200 sports fans out of $340,000 worth of sports travel packages that never materialized. He portrayed himself as a bad businessman who tried to help too many charities.
Tollefson's attorney argued unsuccessfully that putting his client behind bars would do little good. He also cited all the good Tollefson's charities had done for poor children.
Tollefson earlier agreed to a plea deal calling for a seven-month sentence but withdrew the plea and went to trial.
He showed remorse Wednesday.
"I know I need to be punished for what I did," said Tollefson.