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Ex-NFL Wide Receiver Faces Tax Fraud Charges

NFL via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- While former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell hasn't caught a pass in the NFL since the 2004 season, he is catching some heat over an alleged tax refund scam.

Fox 29 in Philadelphia reports that Mitchell, along with two other individuals, allegedly filed false tax returns on behalf of a professional athlete known only as A.G. They were seeking refunds that ranged from $170,000 to $1.9 million. The three allegedly used false documents to support their claims and charged A.G. $100,000 for tax preparation services.

Mitchell's alleged role with the group was to recruit athletes, and then Jamie Russ-Walls or Richard Walls would file the claims. The group also allegedly filed false returns for Mitchell's company, Chameleon Enterprises. They sought more than $2 million in phony refunds.

Mitchell spent four seasons in the NFL with the Eagles.

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