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Bennett sentenced to 15 months

A former NFL first-round draft pick has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for taking part in a fraud scheme. Michael Bennett was sentenced to 15 months on Friday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud three months ago. The 34-year-old Bennett was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2002 and played for six teams, last appearing for the...
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October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bennett gets 15 months for fraud

A former NFL first-round draft pick has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for taking part in a fraud scheme. Michael Bennett was sentenced to 15 months on Friday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud three months ago. The 34-year-old Bennett was drafted 27th overall by the Minnesota Vikings in 2001 out of the University of Wisconsin...
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October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Viking Bennett pleads guilty

MIAMI (AP) -- Former Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme. Court records show Bennett pleaded guilty last week to one count of wire fraud. As part of a plea agreement, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend less than the possible 20-year sentence. Prosecutors say the FBI operated an undercover check...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota Viking pleads guilty to fraud

Former Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme. Court records show Bennett pleaded guilty last week to one count of wire fraud. As part of a plea agreement, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend less than the possible 20-year sentence. Prosecutors say the FBI operated an undercover check-cashing store...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Former Viking Bennett arrested by FBI

Former Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl running back Michael Bennett is one of three ex-NFL players who have been arrested by the FBI, according to the Miami Herald. Bennett was arrested on federal charges stemming from an alleged scheme to steal identities and file false tax returns using other people's names to collect thousands of dollars in refunds. The two other former players...
Via Fox Sports North
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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