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Former agent pleads guilty to wire fraud

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Last month, former NFL agent Benjamin Geller was charged with one count of wire fraud.  This month, Geller pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, the guilty plea came on Friday in federal court.  Geller was accused of spending roughly $500,000 in life insurance proceeds generated by the death of former Saints defensive lineman Frank Warren, who passed in 2002.

Geller was wiring diminished payments to Warren’s family, keeping the rest.  Suspicions first arose in 2009.

Sentencing is set for September 12, at which time Geller faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.  The decision to accept responsibility absent a trial should help Geller receive a more favorable punishment.

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3 Responses to “Former agent pleads guilty to wire fraud”
  1. wwwmattcom says: Jun 19, 2013 12:31 AM

    How do peoples minds get so clouded? Stay humble.

  2. badintent says: Jun 19, 2013 2:21 AM

    Throw him in with Bernie Madoof. What a scumbag, ripping off the window.

  3. steelerben says: Jun 19, 2013 9:16 AM

    Why would anyone be surprised that an agent would be trying to get their five percent?

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