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Hollywood Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Refund Scam

A Hollywood man has pled guilty to his part of a million dollar fraudulent tax refund scam. Judes Celestin, 36, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.


Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his wife Raiza are joined by their attorney walking into the IRS building in Miami on Friday May 17, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Jury Finds Ex-Hialeah Mayor & Wife Not Guilty Of Tax Evasion

A Miami jury has found former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his wife Raiza not guilty on charges of tax evasion and filing fraudulent tax returns.


Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina being released from custody on Friday May 17, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Closing Arguments In Ex-Hialeah Mayor’s Tax Evasion Trial

Closing arguments got underway Monday in the tax evasion trial of former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his wife.


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Broward Tax Prep Firm’s Executives Sentenced For Fraud

The former president and vice president of the Broward tax preparation firm Luxury Tax Inc. have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a $2 million tax fraud and identity theft operation.


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Tax Fraud Scheme Lands Brothers In Federal Prison

It will be federal prison time for two South Florida brothers who started a scheme that netted them $1.6 million in fraudulent tax refunds.


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IRS Warning: Watch Out For Tax Scams

It’s that time of year again. Tax forms from employers and banks are in the mail and identity thieves will be doing what they can to cash in, fraudulently, on Uncle Sam.


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Lauderdale Lakes Man Pleads Guilty To ID Theft Tax Scheme

A Lauderdale Lakes man will be sentenced this April for his part in an identity theft tax scheme that netted him and his co-defendants more than $200,000.


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Florida Leads Nation In Identity Theft

When it comes thieves stealing personal information, Florida tops the list. Florida has the highest rate of identity theft in the nation, according to Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer.


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45 Charged After Sweep For ID Theft & Tax Fraud

A week long sweep in South Florida targeting identity theft and tax fraud resulted in charges against nearly four dozen people.



Former Dade Corrections Guard Pleads Guilty To ID Theft

A former corrections officer at a South Florida state prison is facing up to a dozen years behind bars for stealing inmates’ identification information for the purposes of tax fraud.




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