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Del Biaggio sentenced

Updated: September 8, 2009, 5:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Silicon Valley financier William "Boots" Del Biaggio III to more than eight years in prison for bilking investors and banks -- including one he helped launch -- out of millions of dollars in a desperate attempt to buy a pro hockey team.

The disgraced scion of a prominent San Jose family is to report to prison in January, capping a long fall for a former high roller who counted hockey great Mario Lemieux as a golfing buddy and who jetted ...

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