Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

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

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

ChokeUout

In Full Mount

ChokeUout Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:645
Career:446-268
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
168
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?

Post #1   1/3/11 10:25:52PM   

SamPan

Standup Guy

1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:371
Career:1,035-618
Joined:Feb 2009
Chips:
62
I'm probably in the minority here and I know he brings this stuff upon himself, but I feel bad for Chael.

Post #2   1/3/11 10:46:09PM   

Chael_Sonnen

Follow.The.Buzzards

Chael_Sonnen Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,009
Career:1,277-785
Joined:May 2010
Chips:
1,409

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!

_______________________________________
Mr. Playground
• 2010 - 2016 •

Post #3   1/3/11 10:57:42PM   

jodybanman

Learning to Sprawl

jodybanman Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:18
Career:1,683-908
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
1
Why would you feel bad for him? Because he didn't get away with it? I don't get it.

Post #4   1/3/11 11:10:04PM   

tcunningham

Combat Sport and Fitness

tcunningham Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,255
Career:508-351
Joined:Sep 2009
Chips:
636
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.

_______________________________________

Post #5   1/3/11 11:19:55PM   

MisterFreeze

Standup Guy

MisterFreeze Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:312
Career:317-283
Joined:Apr 2009
Chips:
33
Chael is in the *****!!!


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

Last edited 1/3/11 11:30PM server time by MisterFreeze
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #6   1/3/11 11:29:32PM   

FastKnockout

THE RUTHLESS ONE

FastKnockout Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,024
Career:1,647-919
Joined:Sep 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,629





Post #7   1/3/11 11:39:52PM   

ncordless

MODulation

ncordless Avatar
12
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,843
Career:1,842-1,052
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
1,098
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.

_______________________________________
Flame Not, Lest Ye Be Flamed Yourself.

Post #8   1/4/11 1:35:36AM   

ncordless

MODulation

ncordless Avatar
12
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,843
Career:1,842-1,052
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
1,098
Here is a much better article.


better article on Chael's legal woes

_______________________________________
Flame Not, Lest Ye Be Flamed Yourself.

Post #9   1/4/11 1:43:41AM   

jiujitsufreak74

,,[],, *******,,[],,

jiujitsufreak74 Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,256
Career:1,056-572
Joined:Sep 2007
Chips:
1,150

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.

Post #10   1/4/11 2:41:50AM   

vomitshovel

MMA Regular

vomitshovel Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:229
Career:136-93
Joined:Nov 2009
Camp: Xtreme Fight Militia
Chips:
24
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

Post #11   1/4/11 5:48:27AM   

Aether

Heavyweight Champ

Aether Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,068
Career:946-505
Joined:Apr 2007
Chips:
1,039
since when is Sonnen "and ultimate fighting champion"?

Post #12   1/4/11 7:54:44AM   

Boo_Radley21

Heavyweight Champ

Boo_Radley21 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,034
Career:605-425
Joined:Jul 2007
Chips:
464
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!

Post #13   1/4/11 11:52:34AM   

Chael_Sonnen

Follow.The.Buzzards

Chael_Sonnen Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,009
Career:1,277-785
Joined:May 2010
Chips:
1,409

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.

_______________________________________
Mr. Playground
• 2010 - 2016 •

Post #14   1/4/11 1:31:41PM   

Franklinfan47

Gettin Paper!

Franklinfan47 Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,657
Career:2,552-1,397
Joined:May 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
672

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.

Post #15   1/4/11 2:05:48PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2