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It's an Airball for This Basketball Star

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

In basketball, it’s illegal to double dribble, and in taxes, it’s illegal to not pay your federal as well as state taxes. Although, former University of Kentucky and NBA player Randolph Morris has never been accused of double dribbling, he has been indicted for wire fraud and tax evasion. According to the Department of Justice, Morris failed to report the more than $13 million dollars he earned on his federal tax returns during the years while playing for the Beijing Ducks. He also submitted false income information to the Kentucky Department of Revenue for the tax years of 2015-2017, depriving the state of Kentucky of more than $400,000 in tax revenue. Overall, Morris has been charged with an 11-count indictment. He is now facing up to 20 years in jail and $250,000 in fines for each of the three wire-fraud counts, and up to a maximum of three years in prison for the other eight counts of false statements on his state and federal tax returns.




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