Junior Steelheads Owner Sentenced to Prison



The man who owns the Idaho Junior Steelheads hockey franchise—which calls McCall its home—has been sentenced to three months behind bars for his conviction on fraud charges.

The McCall Star-News reports that 68-year-old Darrell Swiggert was convicted on two federal counts of obstruction of justice and one count of conspiracy to obstruct in connection with his financial connections to the Meridian-based MacCon construction firm.

In addition to his three months in prison, Swiggert was sentenced to two years of supervised probation, 100 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine.

In April 2013 , the Junior Steelheads won its third straight WSHL Thorne Cup championship in a title tournament held in McCall.

Meanwhile, former MarCon President Elaine Martin, who was convicted on 22 felony counts of fraud, has already been sentenced to seven years in prison.

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