School seeks to cover up felon name on scoreboard

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Updated: 9/01 1:44 pm

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is asking a judge to allow the university to cover up the name of a convicted felon on its stadium scoreboard.

The Luis Obispo Tribune reports a motion filed last week in bankruptcy court seeks permission to cover up Al Moriarty's name before Cal Poly's football home opener Sept. 20.

The 81-year-old Moriarty was convicted last month of several counts of fraud, which prosecutors say were related to a Ponzi scheme that cost investors $22 million.

A longtime Mustangs sports booster, Moriarty paid $625,000 in 2009 for naming rights to the new video scoreboard.

Because he filed for bankruptcy protection, his naming rights were transferred to a bankruptcy trustee assigned to pay back creditors. The newspaper says Cal Poly could face punitive damages and a contempt charge if it removes the name.


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