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Another guilty plea in federal tax fraud conspiracy case

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Another member of an alleged tax fraud conspiracy that siphoned off more than $1 million in fraudulent income tax returns pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Dentavia McNair, 23, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, aggravated identity theft and two counts of misuse of health care identifiers for his role in the scheme that federal investigators contend involved 13 people, most of whom, like McNair, are relatives of alleged ringleader Angela Willingham, 40.

IRS Special Agent Roger Garland testified Tuesday that McNair served as the go-between who took personal identity information from his mother, Janice Smalley, who stole it from patients where she worked, the now-named Georgia Regents Medical Center.

McNair gave the information to his aunt, Willingham.

Garland testified the group used the personal information in 2009 to create bogus IRS tax forms that claimed excessive taxes had been withheld from Georgia Lottery winnings. McNair collected 13 refunds totaling about $57,000.

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JRC2024 05/22/13 - 09:42 am
The things people do instead

The things people do instead of work

marien 05/23/13 - 02:21 pm
This makes me so mad, I work

This makes me so mad, I work everyday don't get a refund and this lady thinks she can just take money form the goverment. Well she is now in for the big PAY BACK....

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