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Ex-Bear Chris Zorich charged with failing to file income tax returns
Chicago Sun-Times ^
| March 7, 2013 12:26PM | Updated: March 8, 2013 2:23AM
| Kim Janssen, Federal Courts Reporter
Posted on 03/08/2013 10:05:04 PM PST by Olog-hai
In an era when star athletes are often seen as overpaid egotists, former Chicago Bear Chris Zorich had built a reputation as an unusually caring athlete.
Known for his work to help the needy through his Chris Zorich Foundation every bit as much as for the six seasons he played defensive tackle for the Bears, he was an early supporter of Barack Obama, even appearing next to the future president as he launched his bid for the U.S. Senate in 2003.
But his glowing character references took a hit last year when he agreed to pay back his charity nearly $350,000 in missing funds.
And now the 43-year-old faces a further humiliationa potential federal prison term for failing to file taxes for four years. Charged Thursday, the former All-American intends to plead guilty, his attorney Matt Lydon said.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: charityripoff; chriszorich; obamasupporters; taxevasion
posted on 03/08/2013 10:05:05 PM PST
“F” him. Its D-Bags like him that destroy the system. No Parole.
posted on 03/08/2013 10:10:51 PM PST
by Go Gordon
(Barack McGreevey Obama)
To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
We all know that bears do doo doo in the woods, but now they have to file tax returns?
posted on 03/08/2013 10:16:18 PM PST
by Revolting cat!
(Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
...but if Obama had a son.....
posted on 03/08/2013 10:29:52 PM PST
(Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
To: Go Gordon
Meanwhile federal employees owe more than 1 billion dollars in back taxes.
posted on 03/08/2013 11:32:31 PM PST
This sounds like he has the Chicago Dem Disease.
Corruption. It’s highly contagious there.
posted on 03/09/2013 4:05:24 AM PST
"he was an early supporter of Barack Obama"
Doesn't that qualify you to not have to pay income taxes?
posted on 03/09/2013 5:07:26 AM PST
(Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
Seems like a typical liberal.
I want bigger and bigger government. I want more and more government programs.
Pay taxes? Raise taxes? Are you kidding me? Why is the IRS (big government) hounding me?
posted on 03/09/2013 5:35:22 AM PST
(My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
Another “Domer” shows us what “Playing like a champion” is all about.
posted on 03/09/2013 6:52:26 AM PST
(Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
ESPN did one of those 30 for 30 shows called “Broke” and it has athletes talking about the shock of how much taxes were withheld
posted on 03/09/2013 7:09:01 AM PST
Taxes are for the little people, not for Obama supporters.
posted on 03/09/2013 7:18:51 AM PST
(The Obamanation Continues)
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