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Chael loves dat money


I guess he finally is like a real politician


If things couldn’t get any worse for everyone’s favorite Republican MMA fighter he is now in trouble with the feds. According to the Department of Justice:

he conducted a financial transaction designed to hide or disguise the ownership and control of proceeds of mortgage fraud

That is some serious shit since he can be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and/or fined up to a half million dollars. He’s copped a plea deal so the 20 years and half million dollars are just for non-famous or non-Republican people.

Best part of the article is what the Special Agent in charge has to say:

Marcus Williams, a special agent in charge of IRS criminal investigations for the Pacific Northwest, issued a public statement about Sonnen’s case.

“West Linn residents, and other residents throughout the Portland-Vancouver area, can rest assured knowing that federal law enforcement agencies take mortgage fraud very seriously because it played a major role in almost crippling this nation’s banking system just a few years ago,” he said.

Apparently Chael Sonnen caused the financial collapse. I bet it was really his Mexican doppelganger, Guel.

Update: I found a little more info about what went down via Oregon Live:

According to federal prosecutors, Sonnen arranged for a title company to pay $69,000 to a plumbing company for repairs to the home that were never done. Most of that money was paid to the home’s buyer, said Gerri Badden, a spokeswoman with the Oregon U.S. Attorney’s Office.

As part of his plea deal, Sonnen agreed to give up his Realtor’s license and pay a $10,000 fine, said Michelle Holman Kerin, the assistant U.S. attorney handling the case

I guess he isn’t in as much trouble as I thought.

Special thanks to Reem.Hadouken, or what ever he chooses to call himself today, for finally letting me break a real story!

  • Reem.Hadouken

    I should be submitting links around here.

    Take me off the bench coach!

  • Reverend Clint

    you might just get more hate than Subo… lets see it happen!

  • Reem.Hadouken

    I pulled the military card so… it’s possible.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Runner-up against the FEGFAIL for story of 2011.

  • leticiasweb

    Oh it gets even better!

    Crap now I cannot find the right link.

  • Reverend Clint
  • Reem.Hadouken
  • Rad_Brad

    Fraud, kickbacks, federal indictments… sounds like a real politician to me. Now Chael just needs to get involved in a scandal with a call girl, then go all DUI/hit-n-run and kill someone and he’s certified for Capitol Hill.

    Shiiiiit… like poppin’ yer cherry, son!

  • Billytk

    Personally I couldn’t care less what he did as a real estate agent, I still want to see him kick anderson’s ass again

  • Reem.Hadouken

    He lost to Anderson Silva, and he took more Damage than Anderson Silva.

  • Reem.Hadouken

    Funny thing is he won’t get a title shot now. He’s gonna fight the guy Leban submitted and then have his hearing.

    No way UFC will let him get close to a belt with this shit in the news.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Fucking wow.

  • Reverend Clint

    ^bleeding doesnt equal damage, just ask fedor. being in a triangle dowsnt equal damage, just ask fedor.

  • Reem.Hadouken

    go ahead. argue with that photo.

    Pillow fists from the top position does not equal = damage.

    One or two good elbows from anderson from the bottom > Fail for 5 rounds.

  • scissors61

    He should be cut for this. Fucking bullshit that they’re keeping him in the organization at all, especially given the public mood regarding mortgage fraud and the housing market. Imagine if that crooked bastard had won the belt and the mainstream media had gotten hold of this. Chael is bad for the sport and that’s not a phrase I toss around lightly.

  • P W

    Sonnen was a realtor? I didn’t know that. Slimy fucks. He shouldn’t be let back in the UFC solely based on that.

  • GoldenArms

    fraud, steroids, lying about what he’s been recorded saying… he’s a republican alright

  • thingvolds

    im looking foward to his forthcoming auto biography where he throws zuffa, their fighters, all his training partners and business partners under the bus to take the heat off of him.

    im %100 sure it will happen.

  • SST

    I smell a RAT!

  • Nachtfalter

    So Chael is not only a liar, a racist, a bigot and a cheater (all previously known) but also a fraud. In other news, ice is cold, water is wet and Japanese MMA promoters are insane.

  • agentsmith

    Well I dunno about the racist part, but I’d definitely say he’s a pathological liar, “testicular-deficient” cheater, criminal, and a rat to boot. The reason he’s getting off light is he agreed to testify against his co-conspirators.


  • sandstorm

    since this story of chael fucking up even more is out, (which does make me happy to see another thing that he is going to lie and cheat more to cover up because it provides for great comedy), its making more waves than the story about him fighting akiyama at 128. as much as i want to see him lose to put the icing on the cake of a year of fuck ups, does anyone think akiyama has a chance? i really like the guy, but i just dont see it

  • frickshun

    (immediately calls number)

  • frickshun

    HAHAHAHAH……GOT HIS VOICEMAIL. Said to shoot him a text!!!!!!!!

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    does anyone think akiyama has a chance?

    Possible stall out or sub? I don’t see him being offensive enough in his counter-grappling to get by here, and even then he’d lose because Chael would be pushing the pace. He could only win by completely turning the tables on Chael and putting constant pressure on him.

  • scissors61

    Doesn’t matter now DJ, Chael’s suspended indefinitely.