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Michael Vick's father is charged with federal crimes including heroin distribution

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Michael Dwayne Boddie, the father of former Virginia Tech and NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been charged with federal crimes, including heroin distribution and money laundering, according to The Virginian-Pilot. The 55-year-old was among 12 people listed in a federal indictment released on Wednesday. 

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security division, prosecutors say.

Michael Boddie's federal indictment
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The incitement surfaced roughly four months after his son, Michael Vick, announced his retirement from the NFL. The former NFL quarterback had his own trouble with the law after running a dogfighting ring. He was released from Kansas prison after serving 18 months.

Details of Boddie's alleged involvement are not immediately clear.

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