Former NFL RB Michael Bennett Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Fraud

As we reported here in August, former Minnesota Vikings first round pick Michael Bennett and two other were implicated in a tax fraud scheme. 

The Boston Herald via the Associated Press is reporting that Bennett was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison.

The 34-year-old Bennett was sentenced Friday in a Fort Lauderdale federal court.

Prosecutors said that Bennett, former New York Giant William Joseph, and Louis Gacheline were illegally cashing tax refund checks in a north Miami convenience store.

The group had cashed about $500,000 checks before being caught in an undercover FBI sting.