by David P. Greisman
British welterweight Lee Purdy has been found not guilty of money laundering in a fraud case that landed five other people behind bars, according to BBC News.
Those other defendants had been arrested in connection with overcharging 42 people “for shoddy building work,” the report said.
One of the defendants was Purdy’s father, Van, who will spend two years in jail for conspiracy to convert criminal property. Lee Purdy had been accused of cashing checks for his father and another defendant.
“I knew from the beginning I hadn’t done anything wrong,” Purdy told the Daily Gazette. “It has been an ordeal, but I’m so glad my name has been cleared.”
The 27-year-old last fought in 2013, suffering stoppage losses to Devon Alexander and Leonard Bundu. He is 20-5-1 with 13 knockouts.
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