Monday, November 1, 2010

Illegal worker sentenced in plot to defraud IRS of $1.2M

An undocumented worker from the Dominican Republic who schemed with his girlfriend, a former postal carrier and another man to defraud the IRS of more than $1.2 million was sentenced yesterday to 4 1/2 years in federal prison and ordered to make restitution of $97,748.

Authorities said the worker, Angel Collazo, 25, and then-girlfriend Aphleen Quinonez filed 288 false returns between January 2007 and December 2008, but the loss to the government was less than $98,000 because the IRS caught on to the scheme.

Court papers said Collazo, Quinonez and an accomplice, Antonio Rodriguez-Rivera, illegally obtained personal information belonging to residents of Puerto Rico...

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