TMZ reported on Tuesday that the former Philadelphia Eagles receiver was sentenced to 37 months in prison for his role in a tax fraud scheme. Mitchell was facing 10 years in prison but struck a plea deal with prosecutors in March.
Mitchell told NBA player Drew Gooden that he knew a former IRS employee who could file his tax return and get millions back in a refund. Mitchell supposedly accepted payment from Gooden, created a fake take return, and received $2 million in a refund that he and his partners had deposited into their accounts.
Gooden was not accused of any wrongdoing in the case. Investigators learned of the scheme after Gooden filed his return and the IRS realized they had already paid a refund to him.
I wonder if Mr. 4th and 26 still wants to thank his hands for being so great.