Former Eagle WR Freddie Mitchell Facing Charges For A Tax Scam, Allegedly Lured In Other Players.
PHILADELPHIA, March 20 – Former Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Freddie “FredEx” Mitchell, may have to change his nickname to “Fraudulent Freddie.”
This Thursday, he will be brought up on charges along with Richard Walls and Jamie Russ-Walls, both of Bensalem, Pa for accusations related to filing tax returns on behalf of non-existent businesses and claiming large financial losses, according to court documents.
The people allegedly doing the work for the operation were Richard Walls and Jamie Russ-Walls. Mitchell supposedly acted as a “scout” for the business by recruiting other pro athletes to their tax return business.
Once in the web, the Walls’ allegedly prepared fraudulent tax returns for the athletes and setup partial refunds to be deposited into bank accounts held by Freddie and the Walls.
Court documents sited one case where an unnamed athlete received a 1 million dollar refund and a fake document asking for an extra $638,000 to be deposited in Walls’ account and $280,000 in Mitchell’s.
Fred Ex surrendered to authorities in Orlando on March 12 and is facing some serious charges on a federal scale.
We all want to ball out-of-control but please tell me why a group of adults actually felt like they could play the government for millions of dollars and get away with it?
Another question is why does Freddie Mitchell get so attracted to crimes that can be associated with the letter f? Is that he has to coordinate?