Harlan Decoste, Kerby Luna, Francic Jeudy, Frantz Decoste, all of Miramar, and Andy Cherrelus of Miami, Florida have been arrested for running one of the biggest tax refund fraud schemes in U.S. history. The five men allegedly defrauded $108 million from the IRS using a startup rap recording label as a front. They face identity theft and income tax fraud charges. News sources did not specify attorneys for any of the men.
Authorities discovered the alleged scheme after the group reported an armed home invasion robbery at their Miramar house in 2013. Detectives who dealt with the home invasion case claim to have found over 600 debit cards in other people’s names, bundles of cash, expensive jewelry, and other valuable items in the house.