This week, Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom signed an order finding McFarland “incompetent to proceed” and committed him to the Department of Children and Families for treatment at the state mental hospital.
He “fraudulently enticed” the former players to invest their retirement funds with his investment companies as part of his representation, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Among other misconduct, he failed to inform those former NFL players that their investment funds were mixed in with funds used to operate his law firm and pay his personal mortgage, the office said.
Zatoriyan Gould was found guilty as charged Friday night and promptly sentenced to life in prison. Gould was one of two men accused in a deadly hold-up at the University Courtyard Apartments in July 2020.