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Tax Fraud

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Identity Theft Exploding Across South Florida

The acting head of the IRS announced a massive national crackdown is underway to prevent billions of dollars in taxpayer refunds from being stolen nationwide.

CBS4–02/07/2013

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Lauderdale Woman Found Guilty In IRS Tax Refund Scam

FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Ft. Lauderdale woman accused of trying to bilk the Internal Revenue Service out of millions of dollars in tax refunds by submitting phony returns was found guilty Monday on numerous […]

CBS4–01/29/2013

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Protect Yourself From Tax Refund Identity Theft

Ah, it’s that time of year. Super Bowl speculation is in the air and tax forms from employers and banks are in the mail.

01/28/2013

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As Tax Season Nears, Identity Theft Rises

Following a recent robbery of a postal carrier in North Miami, Postal Inspector Ivan Ramirez gave a simple explanation.

CBS4–01/17/2013

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Tax Refund Fraud Victims Getting Left Behind

Tax refund fraud has kept federal prosecutors in South Florida busy as the crime continues to grow in popularity. Just this year, two former NFL players pleaded guilty to taking part in tax refund fraud. For the victims of the fraud, the prevailing message from the government has been, be patient.

CBS4–10/17/2012

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Marine Who Stole Identity Of Fellow Marines Overseas Faces 22 Years

A U.S. Marine who admitted to victimizing fellow Marines in an identity theft scheme while in Afghanistan faces up to 22 years in prison.

CBS4–10/04/2012

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Miami Man Sentenced In Tax Fraud Scam

A Miami man will have to serve three years of probation and pay $112,000 in restitution to the federal government for a tax scam involving refunds sent to prepaid money cards.

09/06/2012

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 24: Defensive tackle William Joseph #94 of the New York Giants sits on the sideline during the NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on September 24, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won 42-30. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

UM Tackle Turned NFL Veteran Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

A University of Miami defensive tackle who played in the NFL for much of the past decade now faces prison time after pleading guilty to tax-related fraud charges in federal court Friday.

CBS Miami–09/01/2012

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 24: Defensive tackle William Joseph #94 of the New York Giants sits on the sideline during the NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on September 24, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won 42-30. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Former Cane Star Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft

Former NFL and University of Miami defensive tackle William Joseph will spend at least two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges related to an undercover FBI tax fraud investigation.

CBS Miami–08/31/2012

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Former Seminole Tribe Leader Gets 18 Months For Tax Fraud

After pleading guilty, former Seminole tribe leader David Cypress was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for filing a false tax return in 2007. Part of his plea deal: pay back nearly $5.5 million in overdue income taxes.

CBS Miami–08/10/2012

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