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Ex-Charger Gets 3 Years In Federal Prison

SAN DIEGO (CN) - Former San Diego Charger Benjamin Coleman was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison for conning banks and credit companies out of $290,000, some of it by stealing a former teammate's identity, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Coleman pleaded guilty to 10 counts of submitting false loan applications, plus using a false Social Security number, aggravated identity theft, and two counts of tax evasion.

Coleman, 36, of San Diego, was an offensive lineman. The U.S. Attorney's Office did not say which teammate's identity he assumed.

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