Antwon Tanner will have plenty of time to practice his basketball skills—in the clink.
The One Tree Hill star, who plays Antwon "Skills" Taylor on the hit CW series, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Friday to illegally hawking Social Security numbers for $10,000.
Per New York's Newsday, the 35-year-old thesp admitted before U.S. District Judge Carol Amon to being the middleman in a scam that saw him sell 16 made-up Social Security numbers and three phony cards that were supplied to him by an unidentified contact to an undercover agent with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.
Tanner, who was busted in a sting operation and charged in April, also acknowledged knowingly breaking the law since the numbers were used to fraudulently purchase goods over a 2 1/2-year period.
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The actor could have faced a maximum 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine, but the guilty plea means he's likely to get somewhere between six and 12 months in jail. But one thing Tanner had in his favor was that prosecutors said there was no evidence he actually used the digits to swindle anyone.
The plea agreement only applies to charges filed in Brooklyn, as Tanner is facing a similar probe in California.
Sentencing is set for Nov. 20.
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