Tax Fraud

June 28, 2018 - 5:45 am
A federal indictment accuses a Lawrence hotel developer and his bookkeeper of a scheme to collect more than $400,000 in fraudulent tax refunds from the city. The U.S. attorney's office for Kansas on Wednesday announced the indictments of 52-year-old Thomas Fritzel and 46-year-old Keela Lam. Both...
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April 18, 2018 - 5:04 am
A former IRS employee has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for filing false tax returns for her family, friends and herself. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Carla Lachelle Mitchell, of Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced Monday and ordered to pay $137,483 in restitution...
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Dreamstime
October 30, 2017 - 5:58 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A former Overland Park man has admitted filing false income tax returns, causing a loss of between $550,000 and $1.5 million. Federal prosecutors say Alfred Reece, 58, pleaded guilty Monday to aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false income tax...
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Dreamstime
August 02, 2017 - 5:07 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas man pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy that tried to obtain about $445,000 in fraudulent federal income tax returns. Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Larson said in a news release that 24-year-old Orville Frame Jr., of Topeka, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal...
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Dreamstime
July 11, 2017 - 10:17 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman was sentenced and a co-defendant pleaded guilty to creating fictitious companies to fraudulently collect income tax refunds. Federal prosecutors say Raquel Odegbaro,44, of Olathe, was sentenced to just over six years in prison Tuesday and ordered to pay more than $...
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