Ex-NFL Players William Joseph and Michael Bennett Going to Jail for Tax Scam | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Ex-NFL Players William Joseph and Michael Bennett Going to Jail for Tax Scam

by Robert Littal | Posted on Friday, August 31st, 2012
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It is ironic that on that day many NFL players will become former NFL players (the Turk is coming), you have two players after their careers was over trying to get paid in an illegal way.

Life is tough for some when they leave the NFL and some resort to criminal activity.

William Joseph, a former NFL defensive tackle who was the Giants’ first-round draft pick in 2003, has agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud charges that will send him to prison for at least two years. Joseph’s plea comes three weeks after former Vikings first-round draft pick Michael Bennett pleaded guilty to different charges in the same scheme.

Bennett pleaded guilty to wire fraud, a charge that could lead to up to 20 years in prison, although prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence on the lower end of the sentencing guidelines. Gachelin pleaded guilty to theft of government money and aggravated ID theft in July.

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