|10-27-2012, 03:28 PM||#1|
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Former Vikings Top Pick RB Michael Bennett Gets 15 Months For Fraud
A former NFL first-round draft pick has received a 15-month federal sentence for taking part in a Florida fraud scheme that allegedly cashed about $500,000 in fraudulent tax refund checks.
Michael Bennett received the sentence Friday in a Fort Lauderdale federal court after pleading guilty three months ago to wire fraud.
The 34-year-old Bennett was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2002 and played for six teams, last appearing for the Oakland Raiders in 2010.
Prosecutors say the FBI operated an undercover check-cashing store in North Miami used by Bennett, two other former football players and five others from February through April.
Former Raiders and New York Giants defensive tackle William Joseph and former Syracuse player Louis Gacheline have also pleaded guilty to related charges and are awaiting sentencing.
Source: Associated Press
Last edited by SteveRobWhatever; 10-27-2012 at 03:30 PM.
|10-28-2012, 12:32 PM||#2|
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the fraudulent tax refund check scams are a big problem in this country. if people knew the hundreds of millions of dollars and the thousands of people that are running this scam every year, they would shit a brick.
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