Rucker ordered to pay between $95,000 - $150,000 restitution

Rucker ordered to pay between $95,000 - $150,000 restitution

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Former Cleveland Browns player, Reggie Rucker pleads guilty to wire fraud and making a false statement to a federal officer.

He will have to pay restitution of between $95,000 and $150,000. Sentencing is set for May 23.

Rucker, 68, was charged with using charitable donations to pay gambling debts and personal expenses, including mortgage payments, meals and entertainment.

The Warrensville resident worked with groups like Amer-I-Can and the Peacemakers Alliance. He faced one count of wire fraud and one count of making false statements to law enforcement.

According to the charges, from 2011 through Feb. 11, 2015 Rucker wrote checks to himself, made withdrawals from the Amer-I-Can bank account and paid off gambling debts, totaling thousands of dollars.

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