At some point in the not-too-distant future, former Eagles receiver Freddie Mitchell may be thanking his hands for not dropping the soap.
FOX 29 in Philadelphia reports that Mitchell faces IRS charges arising from a tax-refund scam. Specifically, Mitchell and two others allegedly filed false tax returns on behalf of a professional athlete known only as A.G., seeking refunds ranging from $170,000 to $1.9 million, and attaching false documents to support the claims. The group also allegedly charged A.G. $100,000 for tax preparation services.
Mitchell’s job was to recruit the athletes, and then Jamie Russ-Walls or Richard Walls filed the returns. They also allegedly filed false returns for Mitchell’s company, Chameleon Enterprises, seeking more than $2 million in phony refunds.
If convicted, Mitchell almost definitely will be heading to very real prison.