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May 10, 2016

Posted  May 10, 2016

A Kentucky man pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States with respect to claims, and one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. Brian Hamilton admitted that during the years 2011 and 2012 he conspired with others, including his brother, Billy Ray Hamilton, Patsy Carnes and Diana Hill to file false tax returns from the Bailey Switch Pawn Shop in Knox County, Kentucky. According to the plea agreement, the Hamiltons prepared and electronically filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at least 31 tax returns that contained false and fraudulent information regarding wages, self-employment income, expenses, filing statuses and dependents. The Hamiltons did not list their names as return preparers on these tax returns. In some cases, the Hamiltons filed false tax returns without the knowledge or permission of the taxpayers named on the returns. DOJ

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