Ex-Eagles receiver fraud: Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell has plead guilty to his role in a tax fraud scheme.
On Friday, Mitchell admitted his part in a tax evasion plot inside an Orlando, Florida court. Mitchell is now staring down the barrel of not just a maximum of $250,000 fine, but also a maximum prison sentence of ten years behind bars.
According to both the Associated Press and Fox News, prosecutors claim Freddie Mitchell hatched a plan that included filing a false tax return on the behalf of another person.
The person’s name has not yet been revealed, although we do know that he or she is being referred to as “A.G.”
Freddie apparently told “A.G,” who is an athlete, that his tax fraud scheme would allow him or her to receive a larger tax return from the IRS.
Freddie Mitchell was drafted into the NFL in 2001. He played with the Eagles from 2001 to 2004. He then went on to suit up for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mitchell is most known for catching passes from quarterback Donovan McNabb, as well as being a very vocal player both on and off the field.
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