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aaron-burden-5c5VcFshOds-unsplash-300x225Charles 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.

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pexels-photo-209224-300x200A 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.

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person-holding-100-us-dollar-banknotes-2068975-300x200In 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.

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Norma Lopez Cedillo, the President of Nuvo Contractor, Inc., was arrested for committing workers’ compensation fraud last week. Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced Cedillo’s arrest on August 13th, 2019, stating that Cedillo had been avoiding paying almost $737,000 in workers’ compensation insurance premiums for the previous six months. It is not yet known whether Cedillo has hired an attorney

The company reported a profit of nearly $5.5 million in the last year, but claimed a payroll of only $103,000 on their workers’ compensation policy. The investigation against Cedillo by Patronis’ Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fraud showed that she had concealed payroll information to avoid paying higher premiums. 

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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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