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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The few and the proud are anything but proud of Dorothy Boulin. The 29-year-old woman was sentenced Thursday for stealing Marines’ personal information then filing fraudulent tax returns.
On the same night the Miami Dade Gang Task Force was out chasing gang members for the types of crimes what you would normally expect — dealing drugs, stealing cars, and carrying guns. Another operation was taking place, this one involving something you would not expect.
A Miami juvenile detention officer is on the wrong side of the law after a traffic stop in Alachua County.
A United States Marine from North Miami is facing federal charges after police say he sold identities of fellow Marines to a Broward County woman who used them to file false tax returns.