NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials in New Jersey
are announcing the arrests of 14 people in what they say was a long-running tax
refund fraud scheme.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says the scheme is one of the largest ever
uncovered and involved more than 8,000 bogus income tax returns seeking more
than $65 million in illegal refunds.
The defendants are charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and theft of
government property. It's estimated the scheme created $11 million in
The U.S. Attorney's Office will hold a news conference Wednesday to detail