Former Memorial Stadium announcer Patrick Combs has been found guilty of swindling an 88-year-old woman who suffered from dementia.
A Lancaster County District Court jury found Combs guilty of three felony charges. A jury about two years ago deadlocked on one charge, leading to a mistrial on the same case.
Combs, who is 52, faces a wide range of punishment when he is sentenced in May, anywhere from probation to 30 years in prison. Combs runs a business in Gretna and served as the announcer for Husker home football games for more than a decade. The University of Nebraska severed ties with Combs after his arrest in 2015.
The jury found Combs guilty of abuse of a vulnerable adult, theft, and attempted theft.
Prosecutors accused Combs of exploiting his longtime, close relationship with Beverly Mosher and her late husband, Harold Mosher.
Shortly before her death, Mosher signed a document giving her $2 million estate to Combs. She also had given Combs power of attorney over her estate. Combs denied he had manipulated Mosher, saying he had considered the Moshers as second parents.