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Freddie Mitchell pleads guilty in tax-fraud scheme

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Former Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in a tax-fraud scheme.

Mitchell pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to file a false claim. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Mitchell and two others filed false tax returns on behalf of another athlete, identified only with the initials “A.G.” The plan was devised to receive a larger refund from the IRS and was done without the other athlete’s knowledge. Mitchell’s role was to recruit athletes and the two others filed the returns while also charging for their services as tax preparers.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Mitchell told the judge in the case that “he knew fraud was being committed and yet he did not stop the illegal activities or report it to law enforcement” as part of his guilty plea.

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21 Responses to “Freddie Mitchell pleads guilty in tax-fraud scheme”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 8, 2013 4:38 PM

    come on FedX!!!

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 8, 2013 4:43 PM

    He thanked his hands upon leaving the courtroom. Another joke the Philadelphia Eagles begat. Shocker.

  3. Pimpin' aint easy unless you are Chuck Norris says: Mar 8, 2013 4:44 PM

    To quote Rodney Harrison: “Who is Freddie Mitchell?”

  4. ccjcsr says: Mar 8, 2013 4:44 PM

    ” I JUST WANT TO THANK, MY HANDS”

  5. raiderapologist says: Mar 8, 2013 4:46 PM

    …and then he thanked his handcuffs.

  6. johnnyb216 says: Mar 8, 2013 4:47 PM

    Its fred-ex you moron.

  7. mvp43 says: Mar 8, 2013 4:49 PM

    He still has the best hands on the team.

  8. zeedoubleyou says: Mar 8, 2013 4:49 PM

    I haven’t been able to stand this guy since his UCLA days in the Sun Bowl when he purposefully took out Bucky Badger behind the end zone.

    Enjoy your time, FredEx.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 8, 2013 4:57 PM

    Freddy was nice enough to give the Feds a haircut, now they will return the favor. Many times over.

  10. Burritto says: Mar 8, 2013 5:06 PM

    How did he plead to the charge of impersonating a wide receiver?

  11. navyeoddavee9 says: Mar 8, 2013 5:07 PM

    If he goes 2 prison, he can resume his wide receiver career

  12. rc33 says: Mar 8, 2013 5:14 PM

    So that “something” he had for Rodney Harrison was actually a tax shelter? Whoda thunk it?

  13. sisqsage says: Mar 8, 2013 5:15 PM

    Makes perfect sense. His previous occupation was a fraudulent football player.

  14. birdsflynorth206 says: Mar 8, 2013 5:21 PM

    The peoples champ!!

  15. gbfan says: Mar 8, 2013 5:30 PM

    I bet the girl he took out on millionaire matchmaker had no idea about this.

  16. ndnjalabi says: Mar 8, 2013 5:58 PM

    Looks like his lawyer wasn’t as good as his hands are.

  17. njraiderfan19 says: Mar 8, 2013 5:58 PM

    This is the same guy who was smart enough to have a box of marihuana shipped to the restaurant he owned, then sign for the package. Down the hatch, Peoples Champ!

  18. j0esixpack says: Mar 8, 2013 9:18 PM

    So the guy who said “I got something for you, Harrison,”is now going to frequently hear the phrase “I got something for you, Mitchell,” while in the pen.

    I predict a sentence of 5 to 10 years of painfully ironic “Fred-Ex, Special Delivery” jokes

  19. rubberinnertube says: Mar 8, 2013 10:00 PM

    Fraud-Ex!

  20. realfootballfan says: Mar 9, 2013 1:45 PM

    Never try to beat the IRS, they are savages.

  21. andyreidisthegoat says: Mar 11, 2013 12:55 PM

    Jimmy Halpert with the quick delete

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