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Fomer Chicago Bear Zorich pleads guilty in tax case

Former Chicago Bear Chris Zorich has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax charges.

Zorich was accused of failing to file federal income tax returns for four years while he made more than $1 million in gross income.

 

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Former Bear Chris Zorich, who pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor charges of not filing federal income tax returns, was sentenced Friday to three years of probation.

Zorich, 44, faced up to four years in prison.

Zorich did not file tax returns from 2006 through 2009, during which time he had a gross income of more than $1 million in deferred compensation from the Bears and other sources.

Zorich played with the Bears from 1991 through 1996.

Former Chicago Bear Chris Zorich has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax charges.

Zorich was accused of failing to file federal income tax returns for four years while he made more than $1 million in gross income.

In federal court Thursday Zorich told a U.S. Magistrate that he did not file his tax returns for the years 2006 to 2009.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced July 12.

He could face up to four years in prison on the charges.

Former Notre Dame and Chicago bears player Christopher Zorich has been charged with four counts of failing to file federal income tax returns for calendar years 2006 through 2009.

Zorich played with the bears from 1991 thru 1996.

The feds say he is cooperating and plans to plead guilty.

DOWNLOAD: Full text of Chris Zorich tax charges

Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune.

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