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Report: Freddie Mitchell indicted for tax fraud

Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:25 am
Mitchell has been indicted on tax fraud charges. (US Presswire)
By Josh Katzowitz

For as much as he liked to talk -- and talk trash -- former Eagles receiver Freddie Mitchell had a pedestrian* four-year career. He accumulated 90 catches and 1,263 yards and five touchdowns. Which would have been good for one season. But not so impressive when it’s spread out over four seasons.

Since then, we’ve seen him pop up on a reality TV show (unfortunately, he didn’t find love on “Millionaire Matchmaker”) and on police rap sheets (he’s been the subject of a drug charge and has been in trouble for an apparent lack of child support payments).

Now, Mitchell has got trouble with the IRS, as My Fox Philly reports that Mitchell has been indicted on federal tax fraud charges in Orlando. Mitchell allegedly recruited a pro athlete for a scheme to obtain false tax returns for two other co-conspirators who apparently claimed tax refunds ranging from $170,000 to $1.9 million.

Allegedly, Mitchell recruited a pro athlete with the initials A.G., who paid a firm connected with Mitchell to do his taxes. That athlete, who had no knowledge of the scheme, paid Mitchell $100,000 for tax preparations with the thought he would receive a $1.2 million tax refund.

Instead, Mitchell’s alleged co-conspirators filed false tax returns without A.G. knowing about it.

*He was so unimpressive that Bill Belichick once said he was happy to face off against the Eagles when Mitchell was in the game because he was so bad.

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Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 6:45 pm

Report: Freddie Mitchell indicted for tax fraud

You can't indict the People's Champ!!! How dare they!!

Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:44 pm

Report: Freddie Mitchell indicted for tax fraud

This is horrible!  How will this affect the bow tie revolution?  Will this change come to a screeching halt and we will need to go back to wearing neckties with Windsor knots?  The horra.  Once again Fred-Ex fails to deliver.

Dhani Jones must feel as crushed as J of WWJD fame with the kiss of betrayal by Judas Iscariot... 

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:03 pm

Report: Freddie Mitchell indicted for tax fraud

Once a knucklehead, always a knucklehead.

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