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Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People
WebCPA ^ | January 27, 2010 | WebCPA Staff

Posted on 02/05/2010 12:59:00 PM PST by Beloved Levinite

Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People Riverside, Calif. (January 27, 2010)

By WebCPA Staff

A California man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. after he was accused of filing at least 250 tax returns of deceased individuals.

Haroon Amin of Upland, Calif., pleaded guilty Monday to the charges. He was indicted, along with Ather Ali of Diamond Bar, Calif., in December 2008. The two were accused of filing the returns in 2002 and 2003 falsely stating that the deceased individuals earned wages from which income tax was withheld. The false returns claimed more than $2 million in income tax refunds.

The IRS rejected most of the refund claims, but it issued a number of refund checks that were delivered to addresses controlled by Amin, Ali and their co-conspirators, including to various mailboxes opened by Ali using false forms of identification. Most of the refund checks were then delivered overseas to be deposited in bank accounts in Armenia and Pakistan.

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Amin admitted that he was a knowing participant in the scheme. According to the indictment and statements made at the plea hearing, he and his co-conspirators obtained deceased individuals’ Social Security numbers and other identification information from the Internet. The returns filed as part of the scheme had fictitious Form W-2 wage and tax statements as attachments. Amin created fake W-2 forms using employer identification numbers that he had obtained from an acquaintance who was a CPA.

Judge Robert H. Whaley has scheduled Amin's sentencing for June 22, 2010. Amin faces up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Ali is scheduled to begin trial on March 2, 2010.


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Just how BIG are THIS GUY'S balls? Holy shiite! But only 5 years & $250K fine?? Something's wrong there, IMO.
1 posted on 02/05/2010 12:59:00 PM PST by Beloved Levinite
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To: Beloved Levinite
Funneling your tax dollars straight to al Qaeda since 1984.
2 posted on 02/05/2010 1:00:22 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Funneling your tax dollars straight to al Qaeda since 1984.”

Exactly what my thinking is. I wonder how much money was funneled to the Islamic extremist after they got their cut?


3 posted on 02/05/2010 1:02:06 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Beloved Levinite

Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People,
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Seems some people get better looked after once theyre dead...

Taxes done for them

Voting done for them


4 posted on 02/05/2010 1:02:40 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Beloved Levinite

This is widespread. It’s primarily the Earned Income Tax Credit that attracts the fraud. I recall several years ago seeing an estimate of fraud in the claiming of EITC credits that was astronomical. It’s basically free money if you can come up with SSNs to use.


5 posted on 02/05/2010 1:03:06 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Beloved Levinite; doug from upland

Hey, Doug! What you been up to???................


6 posted on 02/05/2010 1:03:40 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Got that right. And how many others a re doing the same? Money went straight to Armenia & Pakistan. OUR tax dollars funding Arab terorrists. Ain’t THAT a kick in the pants!!


7 posted on 02/05/2010 1:06:30 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Beloved Levinite

I quess he felt if the dead can vote Democrat they may as well act like them.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 1:08:09 PM PST by Racer1
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To: Beloved Levinite
I'm amazed at his restraint. . .
9 posted on 02/05/2010 1:09:08 PM PST by JoanVarga (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Beloved Levinite

Such a waste of talent—he would make an excellent democrat politician!


10 posted on 02/05/2010 1:09:15 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Beloved Levinite

I wonder if he voted 250 times too?


11 posted on 02/05/2010 1:09:50 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Beloved Levinite

FWIW, you or your estate is supposed to file a tax return after you die.

And yeah, 3 hots and a cot for 5 years, $250K fine for filching 2 mil, seems like ADVANTAGE crooks.


12 posted on 02/05/2010 1:09:59 PM PST by Ed Condon (Wanted, newer tag line in good condition.)
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To: Beloved Levinite

If the dead can vote, then by gawd they need to be paying taxes too!


13 posted on 02/05/2010 1:10:17 PM PST by OB1kNOb (I'd rather be over the hill than under it.)
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To: Beloved Levinite

He obviously worked for the washington state election committee.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 1:11:14 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Beloved Levinite

It’s legitimate ....if you’re living in Chicago and all those people were voters .....


15 posted on 02/05/2010 1:13:45 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: Beloved Levinite

“But, but, Your Honor, those guys voted Democrat in the last election. How was I to know they were dead?”


16 posted on 02/05/2010 1:23:29 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Beloved Levinite

They were earning $0 income after all, I am sure they get a “refund”


17 posted on 02/05/2010 1:34:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Cindy

Ping


18 posted on 02/05/2010 1:39:22 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Rushmore Rocks; Velveeta; hennie pennie; milford421

Haroon Amin of Upland, Calif., pleaded guilty Monday to the charges. He was indicted, along with Ather Ali of Diamond Bar, Calif.,<<<<

Ping.


19 posted on 02/05/2010 1:58:27 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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To: nw_arizona_granny

Bizarre, just bizarre, thanks for the ping... are they American citizens?


20 posted on 02/05/2010 2:12:11 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Velveeta

Mumbling out loud...and the money financed ____?

Thanks for the ping Velveeta.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 3:57:30 PM PST by Cindy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All
Forgive me by I can't resist:

"Just filing the fake tax returns that Americans don't want to."

Our hard working neighbors south of the border are also big into fraudulent tax returns also, but for the living:

MEXICANS PROFIT FROM RENTING OUT THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO ILLEGALS “Gerardo Luviano is looking for somebody to rent his Social Security number. Mr. Luviano, 39, obtained legal residence in the United States almost 20 years ago. But these days, back in Mexico, teaching beekeeping at the local high school in this hot, dusty town in the southwestern part of the country, Mr. Luviano is not using his Social Security number. So he is looking for an illegal immigrant in the United States to use it for him - providing a little cash along the way. …

As far as I can tell, the IRS has little interest in this.

22 posted on 02/05/2010 6:54:02 PM PST by Inappropriate Laughter (Obama: An Illegal Alien Living In Public Housing)
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