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slaughterhouse-329350_1920-300x199The sentencing of a Tennessee man who was found guilty of wire fraud, tax fraud, and employing individuals living in the country without authorization has been delayed while another, related case is concluded.

James Brantley, age 61, is the owner of Southern Provision, LLC, a slaughterhouse and meatpacking business based in Bean Station in eastern Tennessee. Between 1988 and 2018, Brantley deliberately hired people living in the United States illegally in order to avoid paying workers’ compensation insurance premiums as well as unemployment insurance premiums and other tax obligations.
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backlit-crime-dark-143580-300x200A businessman who pleaded guilty to defrauding the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has been sentenced to six months in prison, a year of house arrest, and a $10,000 fine.

Between 2011 and 2013, John R. Cacaro, age 59, owned and operated Employers Choice Plus LLC, a payroll processing company. Employers Choice Plus also made workers’ compensation premium payments on behalf of their clients.
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According to testimony given at a hearing led by U.S. Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL6) last week, the IRS owes 75 percent of taxpayers refunds for wrongful civil asset forfeiture seizures. Despite this, only 16 percent have received refunds.

For three years, Roskam, who ranks fourth among the House Republican leadership, has led the fight in Congress to stop abuses of civil asset forfeiture by the IRS. His work has broad bipartisan support. In 2017, together with John Lewis (D-GA5), Roskam pushed to have refunds given to those who had had assets taken without reason.
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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.

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