Former Eagle, Locals Charged with Tax Fraud
A U.S. attorney in Florida said Freddie Mitchell was involved in the alleged scam.
Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell and Bensalem residents Richard Walls and Jamie Russ-Walls face federal tax fraud charges.
According to myfoxphilly.com, the three allegedly recruited professional athletes in a scheme to get false tax returns.
The indictment claimed the target of the scheme was A.G., an athlete recruited by Mitchell. The defendants allegedly filed the tax returns, claiming refunds ranging between $170,000 and $1.9 million.
Walls, 41, and Russ-Walls, 37, were picked up Sunday on federal warrants.