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Koosman pleads guilty to tax charge

Updated: May 22, 2009, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Former major league pitcher Jerry Koosman pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion on Friday and could face up to one year in prison.

Koosman, an All-Star who helped the New York Mets win the 1969 World Series, failed to pay federal income taxes for 2002, 2003 and 2004, defrauding the government out of as much as $90,000, assistant U.S. attorney John Vaudreuil said. He also faces $25,000 in fines.

The 66-year-old Koosman makes his home in Osceola. He told investigators ...

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