Ex-Cowboy facing fraud trial taken into custody

DALLAS (AP) - Ex-Dallas Cowboys linebacker Eugene Lockhart will continue to remain free on supervised release while he waits for his mortgage fraud trial to begin.

Lockhart attorney Jay Ethington said Friday that the court tightened restrictions on Lockhart's travel. He must now clear all trips ahead of time with authorities rather than check in from theroad.

Ethington says Lockhart continues to make appearances at football camps around Texas.  The 49-year-old has been free on bond since September. The indictment charges him with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud and one count of wire fraud in what authorities say was a $20 million mortgage scheme.

Lockhart played for the Cowboys from 1984 through 1990 and for New England in 1991-92.

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