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ARABI MAN SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRING TO DEFRAUDING THE UNITED STATES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2012

CHARLES SERUNTINE, age 49, a resident of Arabi, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court before U. S. District Judge Mary Lemmon to two (2) years probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. SERUNTINE was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and a special assessment of $100.

According to court documents, SERUNTINE and a co-conspirator obtained tax records of a third-party from the IRS by knowingly and fraudulently misrepresenting their identities to an IRS employee to be that of the third-party.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorneys Barrington Wilkins of the Detroit U.S. Attorney’s Office and Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro Latsis of the New Orleans U.S. Attorney’s Office.




 


 

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