A Former San Diego Chargers’ player is now facing prison time after trying to defraud the IRS of $2.3 million. Former Chargers tackle Charles Loewen pled guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States and filing a false claim for a tax refund. Loewen created fake tax documents, which he used to make it appear that the IRS owed him refunds of $2.353,173.53. Instead of cutting him a check, the IRS examined the documents finding them fraudulent and charged him. Loewen was sentenced to 37 months in prison.
Loewen was a seventh-round draft pick out of South Dakota State in 1980 for the Chargers. He played for the Chargers for four years ( 1980-1984).
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