Jeff Smith 12:15 p.m., April 24
Former Charger Pleads Guilty To Making False Loan Applications, Evading Taxes
Former San Diego Charger Benjamin Leon Coleman (Ben Coleman), 36, pleaded guilty today (Dec. 13) to submitting phony loan applications, using a false social security number, identity theft, and tax evasion. The U.S. Attorney's office prosecuted the case. Between mid-2005 and January of this year, Coleman successfully received bank loans and lines of credit after supplying names of phony companies with which he was supposedly associated. He also applied for loans using a false name and social secuity number. He will be senenced Feb. 29, 2008.