TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on criminal charges related to a New Jersey tax payment.
The 37-year-old former wide receiver with the Steelers, Giants and Jets was charged last week with willful failure to pay a state tax and issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced the charges on Thursday.
Burress is the first person in the state to be charged under a new law that makes issuing a bad electronic funds transfer a criminal offense.READ MORE: Officials Introduce People Over Politics Petition Calling For Change In Rules For Pennsylvania Politicians
Each offense could carry up to a five-year prison term if he is convicted.
Burress, who lives in Totowa, could not immediately be reached for comment.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni To Speak With Media Following Loss To New York Giants
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