Found May 02, 2012 on
Two former NFL first-round draft picks have been arrested in Miami, Florida by the FBI. The two players arrested were charged with identity theft charges with intent to file false tax returns. DT William Joseph and RB Michael Bennett were the two players arrested. A third player was also arrested, Louis Gachelin, the half-brother of current Denver Broncos player Elvis Dumervil. Joseph is a former University of Miami player who was drafted in 2003 by the New York Giants. Bennett was drafted in the first-round in 2001 by the Minnesota Vikings and spent time in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders. The defendants in the case are charged with trying to cash $500,000 dollars worth of fraudulently obtained tax refund checks according to the Miami Herald. The trio of players were caught by trying to cash the illegally obtained checks at a store front set up by the FBI. All three players were granted bond and will be arraigned in Federal court on...

FBI arrests two former NFL players

The FBI recently arrested Michael Bennett and William Joseph on charges in connection with an identity theft scheme created to steal people's identities. 

Report: Ex-NFL players face charges

Three former NFL players are facing identity theft and tax fraud charges in Florida, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday. Former Giants' and Vikings' first-round picks William Joseph, 32, and Michael Bennett, 33, were arrested and questioned Monday by FBI agents in connection with an alleged scheme to steal people's identities and file false tax returns. Former Patriots...

3 ex-football players charged in Fla. tax ring

Three former professional football players are among eight charged in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday the FBI operated an undercover check-cashing store in North Miami used by the suspects from February through April. The group allegedly cashed about $500,000 in fraudulent refund checks. The money was paid out of FBI funds and...
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