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August 3, 2017

Posted  August 3, 2017

A grand jury in the Northern District of California returned an indictment, charging five individuals with conspiring to submit fraudulent claims for tax refunds. Two of the individuals were also indicted for bank fraud. According to the indictment and information provided to the court, Jorge Vissani, Jacqueline Ramos a/k/a Jackie Acosta, Ana Bajo a/k/a Ana Cobraubias, Norma Morfin and Antonio Ahumada filed fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that included fake income, false dependents and bogus education expenses. As a result of filing these fraudulent returns, the defendants are alleged to have stolen more than $9 million in tax refunds. The indictment alleges that the defendants directed the IRS to send the refunds to addresses and bank accounts that they controlled. According to the indictment, they forged endorsements and cashed or deposited the refund checks at financial institutions and businesses in Northern California. DOJ

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