Former Eagles WR pleads guilty in tax scheme

Updated: March 8, 2013, 5:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell has admitted to his role in a tax-fraud scheme.

Mitchell pleaded guilty in federal court in Orlando, Fla., Friday to a single count of conspiracy to file a false claim. He faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Prosecutors say Mitchell and two others concocted a scheme that involved filing a false tax return on behalf of another professional athlete.

They say Mitchell ...

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