Jameen Walker was charged with one count of making a false claim, three counts of subscribing to false tax returns, and one count of theft of government funds. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.
Two Rhode Island contractors who operated a drywall subcontracting business that performed jobs for large construction companies and projects are named in a 28-count federal indictment for allegedly executing schemes to avoid paying federal taxes.
Jesus Jose Mendez, 43, and Jamie Zambrano, 35, both of Woonsocket, RI, are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, failure to collect and pay employment taxes, tax evasion, structuring financial transactions to avoid reporting requirements, and wire fraud.
Charles Jon David of Jacksonville, Florida has been indicted for wire and tax fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Florida announced in a press release Thursday. David, 57, has been charged with four counts of tax fraud and three counts of wire fraud for allegedly using his position at a Jacksonville religious organization to siphon off funds for personal benefit. Three other individuals were allegedly involved in the scheme as well, but their names have not been released. The press release did not mention whether David has retained an attorney to represent him in the case.
The indictment comes after a joint investigation by the IRS, FBI, and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Laura Cofer Taylor will prosecute the case. It is not clear at this time whether the three co-conspirators have been identified or charged.
A father and daughter pair from Broward County allegedly claimed the government owed them millions in tax refunds on their lottery winnings. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reportedly paid them $3.4 million before the agency realized they had never won the lottery.
Danielle Takeila Edmonson of Boynton and her father Kenneth Roger Edmonson of Oakland Park are both charged with mail fraud and lying on government filings. It is unclear if they have acquired the services of an attorney.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, seven individuals have been charged with defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of over $11.5 million. Rosie Bryant, Delois Bryant, Brenda Sherpell, Lynda Charles—all sisters—and Niki Charles, Lynda’s daughter, allegedly recruited farmers who are black, Hispanic, or female and asked them to pretend they were being discriminated against by the USDA. A tax preparer and a lawyer are also involved. It is not clear whether all involved parties have acquired legal representation.