Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress accused of failing to pay tax

Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on criminal charges related to a New Jersey tax payment.

Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress accused of failing to pay tax (File Photo)

Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress accused of failing to pay tax (File Photo) (4/30/15)

TRENTON - (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.

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.

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.

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