The story of an ex-Eagles receiver fraud has become a top trending search term this weekend, as the Inquisitr reported this Saturday, March 9, that former NFL player Freddie Mitchell has pleaded guilty to one count of fraud, and now faces 10 years of prison as well as a possible fine of $250,000.
Under the headline, “Ex-Eagles receiver fraud: Freddie Mitchell pleads guilty, faces 10 years in prison”, sources report that Freddie Mitchell has indeed been found guilty of frauid this week. The former Eagles athlete plead guilty this Friday to conspiracy to file a false claim, and he now faces a potential fine of $250,000 as well as a decade in prison.
Forbes added that the tax scheme Mitchell devised with two other conspirators now appears to have involved a fourth athlete. The ex-Eagles receiver fraud began to make headlines after news surfaced that Mitchell allegedly contacted the mysterious fourth athlete, saying he’d received over $1 million in tax refunds from his co-conspirators, Jamie Russ-Walls and Richard Walls. He added that his “friends” would be able to give the fourth member that same amount of money.
Although the undisclosed athlete initially said he’d put down over $100,000 for his taxes to be prepared in the fraud, he ultimately pulled out of the illegal operation before it was completed. Freddie Mitchell still filed the taxes, and made almost $2 million with his accomplices in the fraud.
Both Russ-Walls and Walls have plead guilty and been convicted in the case, while the former Eagles player now faces a possible 10 years in jail if similarly convicted.