Saints assistant coach pleads guilty in alleged real estate scam

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints assistant defensive line coach Travis Jones has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in an alleged real estate scam involving more than 40 people in northeastern Texas.

A spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney's office in Texas' Eastern District confirmed Wednesday that Jones entered a plea of conspiracy to commit mail fraud last week. Court records show Jones also signed a factual statement admitting his role in the alleged scam, which netted him about $86,000.

Jones, who hasn't yet been sentenced, remains employed by the Saints. Team spokesman Greg Bensel said the Saints are aware of the charges but have no further comment.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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