NFL

Former NFL player sentenced in tax fraud case

Share This Story

   
 

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)

A federal judge in Florida sentenced a former NFL player to more than three years in prison for his involvement in a tax fraud scheme.

Freddie Mitchell last played wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004.

His attorney, Rick Jancha, said Tuesday that Mitchell was sentenced to 37 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to file a false claim. He faced a maximum 10 years in prison. His sentence begins Dec. 6.

Prosecutors say Mitchell and two others schemed to file a false tax return for another professional athlete.

The 34-year-old Mitchell told the athlete, only identified as ''A.G.,'' that he could help him get a bigger tax refund from the IR.S. He and two associates then filed a return on behalf of A.G. that contained blatantly false information.

Tagged: Freddie Mitchell

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


NFL Videos

Best Person in Sports: Keenan Lewis Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Saints CB Keenan Lewis hosts a back-to-school event, giving children medical ser...

NFL Roundtable: New York Jets Posted: Jul 14, 2014
They're a team with plenty to prove and a roster of players primed to get it don...

NFL Roundtable: Detroit Lions Posted: Jul 11, 2014
A team with so many weapons, is this the season that the Lions put together and ...

More Than Sports on MSN