Ex-Dodgers Prospect Bill Bene Could Face Jail Time for Karaoke Scam

There's rock bottom, and then there's depths to which Bill Bene has sunk.

On Thursday, Bene, a former Dodgers pitching prospect, pleaded guilty to copyright infringement and tax fraud after never reporting income from his karaoke business to the IRS, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Bene admitted that he "illegally copied and sold karaoke songs on hard drives" from 2006-2010. Some of these songs included "Total Eclipse of the Heart," multiple Journey albums and about 121,990 other tracks. He could face up to eight years in prison for his wrongdoings.

Bene was on top of the world when he was drafted fifth overall in the 1988 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. But after nine years in the minor league system without making it to the majors, he called it quits and took on the business world.

That idea seems a huge mistake considering what his life could be like after his sentencing.

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