Ohio man pleads guilty to defrauding five NFL players

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An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud after promising he could deliver merchandise to five NFL players for their charitable events only to keep the money himself.

According to the Associated Press, Camario Richardson, 39, pleaded guilty to chargers in a federal court in Kansas City on Monday.

Richardson told five unnamed NFL players that he could deliver Nike-branded backpacks or shoes for their charity events. Instead, that merchandise was never delivered. The unnamed players were members of the Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Ricahardson was ordered to pay nearly $25,000 in restitution to the players involved and faces up to 20 years in prison without parole, according to Mark Davis of the Kansas City Star.

10 responses to “Ohio man pleads guilty to defrauding five NFL players

  1. That’s like a year for a thousand bucks. Seems way too harsh. I guess he won’t get 20, but I doubt the minimum is less than 5. I don’t think this is what they had in mind when they made laws for wire fraud.

  2. octigerblog says:
    July 11, 2018 at 4:27 am
    That’s like a year for a thousand bucks. Seems way too harsh.
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    Not to me.
    Can’t stand a thief.
    Don’t want jail? Don’t commit a crime.

  3. $25,000.00 fine and up to 20 years in prison for defrauding NFL players. But when an NFL player fraudulently sells authentic game worn equipment the punishment is zero?

    Seems fair, especially if your name is Manning.

    NFL justice.

  4. crush22 says:
    July 11, 2018 at 7:07 am

    octigerblog says:
    July 11, 2018 at 4:27 am
    That’s like a year for a thousand bucks. Seems way too harsh.
    _________________
    Not to me.
    Can’t stand a thief.
    Don’t want jail? Don’t commit a crime.

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    I think the issue is that the wealthier people committing crimes, under the protection of a corporation, can defraud people of hundreds of millions of dollars (e.g., packaging sub-prime mortgages as AAA-rated investments) and can walk away virtually unpunished. But this guy and his $25k fraud is so threatening to the public that he needs to be locked away for 20 years?

    A white collar criminal just moves on to the next six or seven figure job at a new corporation and remains a much larger threat to the public. This is fundamentally unjust. The 1% have been engaging us in class warfare while we’re completely oblivious to it and just happy to see some nothing-criminal get locked away for decades.

  5. Curtis Crabtree wrote, “According to the Associated Press, Camario Richardson, 39, pleaded guilty to chargers in a federal court in Kansas City on Monday.”

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    Curtis, I see what you did there….. Very sly….. The Chargers are guilty alright. Of being greedy and clueless…

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    Don’t fix it, I like it that way….

  6. Steal $100 from a liquor store – 20 years
    Defraud some rich guys of $25K – 20 years

    Mortgage fraud or insider trading for $millions – meh, negotiate a few years in country club prison.

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