Skip to comments.Fort Lauderdale woman faces 351 years in prison in tax fraud scheme
Posted on 01/29/2013 12:43:48 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
A Fort Lauderdale woman was convicted of heading an identity theft tax fraud scheme that netted $11 million in federal tax refunds and involved the filing of approximately 2,000 fraudulent tax returns, federal prosecutors said.
Alci Bonannee, 36, of Fort Lauderdale, faces a prison sentence of up to 351 years as the primary leader in the identity theft ring, prosecutors said.
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Our refund system is rigged to allow fraud. They send out refunds before they receive any W-2’s from a third party. Not even the multiple refunds to bank accounts triggers a response. The system is broken and needs to be fixed.
Congress is to blame.
Y’know, after a sentence goes over 100 years, they should just cut ‘em for parts.
While what she did was wrong and she should go to prison, I think that this sentence is ridiculous. There are murderers and rapists that get out of jail, why should someone who stole face a stiffer penalty? (Just my opinion)
Exactly. God forbid they call it what it is- Life in prison.
Dinodino ~ see how it's done. It's all fake ~ but it happens. This is a widespread problem. If she hadn't been so greedy she might have gotten away with it.
She is Haitian ...my edumacated guess.
the biggest tax fraud of all is happening at the very top of our government.
taxation without representation.
When you have a situation like that you up the penalty mostly to keep honest people honest.
Based on experience (catching such folks by the thousands it turned out) I am thinking of writing a 'how to do it' book ~ it will describe how to create a fake employee and reap the rewards of modest tax refunds, even EITC!
I will not advise anyone to do this ~ but I fully expect to have some IRS guys want to interview me ~ and I, of course, will want to interview them using Hanns-Joachim Gottlob Scharff's proven technique. Even Colonel Kanatzhan (Kanat) Alibekov told me that I was very, very good ~ among the best he'd ever encountered.
Harvest their organs?
Darn straight. Help these people REALLY repay their debt to society.
This was not her sentence, it was what a reporter says she "faces." The reporter probably got that number by taking every crime she is charged with and adding up the maximum sentence for each. Federal sentencing guidelines don't actually work that way. Realistically, she will probably get 20-25 years.
Oh. That’s what I get for not reading the whole article.
She should have just killed someone, shed be out in no time at all!
She did not just steal once. This was a long, calculating process. She stole from all of us. At least SOME “violent criminals” had a moment of loss of control, which in the end caused harm, and landed them in prison, but they were not dong their crime over and over for months or years on end. I think it is fair that she received such a long sentence.
Muawiyah, either you didn’t read the article, or you are posting to the wrong thread. The lady who committed this fraud didn’t create fake employees—she committed identity theft and filed 2000 individual returns in order to collect the refunds using fake ID.
This whole thing was fake from beginning to end. It'd all worked the same if she'd just made up Social Security numbers.
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