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Bobby Bowden's oldest son sentenced in fraud

Updated: October 17, 2003, 5:58 PM ET

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The oldest son of Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden avoided jail in a $10 million investment fraud Friday after his father -- among the alleged victims -- spoke on his behalf.

While Steve Bowden once faced a maximum of 41 months in prison and restitution totaling $4.3 million, he was instead sentenced to six months in home detention and one year on probation.

U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre also ordered him to pay $1.26 million in restitution -- an amount ...

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