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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.
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.
“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?
Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People,
Seems some people get better looked after once theyre dead...
Taxes done for them
Voting done for them
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.
Hey, Doug! What you been up to???................
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!!
I quess he felt if the dead can vote Democrat they may as well act like them.
Such a waste of talent—he would make an excellent democrat politician!
I wonder if he voted 250 times too?
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.
If the dead can vote, then by gawd they need to be paying taxes too!
He obviously worked for the washington state election committee.
It’s legitimate ....if you’re living in Chicago and all those people were voters .....
“But, but, Your Honor, those guys voted Democrat in the last election. How was I to know they were dead?”
They were earning $0 income after all, I am sure they get a “refund”
Haroon Amin of Upland, Calif., pleaded guilty Monday to the charges. He was indicted, along with Ather Ali of Diamond Bar, Calif.,<<<<
Bizarre, just bizarre, thanks for the ping... are they American citizens?