PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NFL : Ornstein Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

<i> Times Wire Services</i>

A former executive with the NFL pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Monday to one count of mail fraud for his role in a scheme to defraud the league of $350,000.

Michael Ornstein admitted to submitting fraudulent invoices for goods the NFL never received.

Ornstein, who was the NFL’s senior director of club marketing, conspired with Brian Hughes, former NFL vice president of corporate sponsorship, and Richard Schulman, who owns four Los Angeles companies that sell promotional items to corporations, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Steven Arkow.


Ornstein, who faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine under the terms of a plea agreement, is set to be sentenced on Jan. 29.

Sentencing for Schulman, who has already pleaded guilty, is set for Jan. 16. Hughes is scheduled to be arraigned next Monday.