Chael Sonnen pleads guilty to money laundering, May face Prison Time

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ChokeUout
1/3/11 10:25:52PM
Haha, this just keeps getting better....


"Chael Sonnen, an ultimate fighting champion and one-time candidate for a seat in Congress, has pleaded to a federal money laundering charge.

A licensed Realtor from West Linn, Sonnen admitted before a judge Monday that he conducted a financial transaction designed to hide or disguise the ownership and control of proceeds of mortgage fraud, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release"



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Now, Where's that Sonnen Bandwagon at?
SamPan
1/3/11 10:46:09PM
I'm probably in the minority here and I know he brings this stuff upon himself, but I feel bad for Chael.
Chael_Sonnen
1/3/11 10:57:42PM

Posted by ChokeUout

Haha, this just keeps getting better....


"Chael Sonnen, an ultimate fighting champion and one-time candidate for a seat in Congress, has pleaded to a federal money laundering charge.

A licensed Realtor from West Linn, Sonnen admitted before a judge Monday that he conducted a financial transaction designed to hide or disguise the ownership and control of proceeds of mortgage fraud, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release"



Link



Now, Where's that Sonnen Bandwagon at?



Right here!
jodybanman
1/3/11 11:10:04PM
Why would you feel bad for him? Because he didn't get away with it? I don't get it.
tcunningham
1/3/11 11:19:55PM
i like him as a fighter and i thought his smack talk was pretty funny. i had high hopes of him taking silvas title but now it looks like it aint gonna happen. if you break the law you need to be punished so i dont feel sorry for him at all.
MisterFreeze
1/3/11 11:29:32PM
Chael is in the *****!!!


Edit: apparently "M a f i a" is a bad word??
FastKnockout
1/3/11 11:39:52PM





ncordless
1/4/11 1:35:36AM
I knew when he quit the race like he did that he had some skeletons, but didn't realize that he straight up broke the law. From what I know, it isn't that bad. It is a federal charge, so the maximums are ridiculous. But he plead guilty to a single count, and the amount of the fraud is less than 100k. The DoJ is asking for 2 years probation. That is a slap on the wrist.

But you never know, the judge might be a Wanderlei fan and give him 20 years.
ncordless
1/4/11 1:43:41AM
Here is a much better article.


better article on Chael's legal woes
jiujitsufreak74
1/4/11 2:41:50AM

Posted by MisterFreeze

Chael is in the *****!!!


Edit: apparently "M a f i a" is a bad word??



that's from a scandal involving a fight camp called the MMA Mafi a.

and as fir the issue at hand...wow Chael, jesus christ lol. that is my only reaction so far hahaha.
vomitshovel
1/4/11 5:48:27AM
Chael has become the talk of 2010, and talk about starting 2011 with a bang of publicity.
Be it good or bad, it seems we never stop hearing about Chael friggin Sonnen
Aether
1/4/11 7:54:44AM
since when is Sonnen "and ultimate fighting champion"?
Boo_Radley21
1/4/11 11:52:34AM
Hahaha I don't wanna fighter bash so sorry if it comes out wrong, but I love what's happening to this guy. All his BS before the fight and disrespect and now he gets suspended and might go to jail! Awesome!
Chael_Sonnen
1/4/11 1:31:41PM

Posted by Boo_Radley21

Hahaha I don't wanna fighter bash so sorry if it comes out wrong, but I love what's happening to this guy. All his BS before the fight and disrespect and now he gets suspended and might go to jail! Awesome!



He's not going to jail...he'll pay a hefty fine and then start training for Akiyama.
Franklinfan47
1/4/11 2:05:48PM

Posted by MisterFreeze

Chael is in the *****!!!


Edit: apparently "M a f i a" is a bad word??



Don Sonnen provides protection for this site, must be his doing. If you know whats good for you, you'll quit squealling now.
RyanC
1/4/11 2:48:23PM
Chael better hope the judge doesn't go Michael Vick on his a** and make an example of him. I know Chael isn't on Vick's level of celebrity, but money laundering is no joke. I wouldn't be surprised if he does some time.
Hendo67
1/4/11 4:30:05PM
WAR SONNEN!!
lohmann
1/4/11 5:50:41PM
Lol.
FrankTheTank1181
1/4/11 6:57:42PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by MisterFreeze

Chael is in the *****!!!


Edit: apparently "M a f i a" is a bad word??



that's from a scandal involving a fight camp called the MMA Mafi a.

and as fir the issue at hand...wow Chael, jesus christ lol. that is my only reaction so far hahaha.



<---- The fight camp is called 360 Mafi a. I still can't believe the mods actually made that word a swear word...
BustedKnuckle
1/4/11 7:19:37PM
This guy is completly out of control! Chael needs to snap back into reality......or maybe he is to far gone??
MisterFreeze
1/5/11 2:08:51AM

Posted by FrankTheTank1181


Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by MisterFreeze

Chael is in the *****!!!


Edit: apparently "M a f i a" is a bad word??



that's from a scandal involving a fight camp called the MMA Mafi a.

and as fir the issue at hand...wow Chael, jesus christ lol. that is my only reaction so far hahaha.



<---- The fight camp is called 360 Mafi a. I still can't believe the mods actually made that word a swear word...



lol weird! I was just trying to make a joke and I noticed the word was blanked out! I was confused!
In all seriousness, I hope Chael gets his life in order.
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