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Local DJ Indicted on Identity Theft and Tax Evasion Charges

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May 4, 2004

Las Vegas, Nev. -  A local nightclub disc jockey was indicted today by the Federal Grand Jury on felony tax and identity theft charges, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

DUANE CAMILO KING, aka CAMILO KING, age 38, of Las Vegas, is charged in a 12-count Indictment with three counts of Tax Evasion, three counts of Identity Theft, two counts of Unauthorized Use of an Access Device (a credit card), two counts of Use of a Social Security Number Assigned to Another, and two counts of False Statement During Firearms Purchase, all felony offenses. If convicted, KING faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the tax and social security number counts; up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the identity theft counts; and up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the credit card and firearms counts.

The Indictment alleges that in December 1998, September 1999, and February 2000, DUANE CAMILO KING willfully attempted to evade and defeat federal income tax by using a false social security number to enter into employment contracts (Artists Entertainment and DJ Engagement Agreements) with the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Luxor filed paperwork with the IRS indicating that KING earned $53,251.19 with the Luxor in 1999; $112,773 in 2000; and $109,640 in 2001. The earnings were reported by the Luxor to the IRS under a social security number not belonging to KING. KING allegedly failed to make an income tax return for those years or report the money to the IRS, or pay the taxes due to the United States.

It is alleged that in September 1998, KING willfully attempted to evade and defeat federal income tax by using a (different) false social security number and Nevada Driver's License number to obtain employment with Sprint/United Management Company (Sprint), doing business as Cox California, PCS. Sprint filed paperwork with the IRS reporting that KING's earnings with Sprint in 1999 were $43,483. The earnings were reported to the IRS by Sprint under a social security number not belonging to KING. KING allegedly failed to make an income tax return for that year or report the money to the IRS, or pay the taxes due to the United States.

According to the Indictment, KING allegedly used the same false social security number he used for employment at the Luxor to obtain a mortgage loan in the approximate amount of $441,150 for a residence at 1311 Monte Cristo Way, in Las Vegas, and used the false social security number he used to obtain employment at Sprint, to obtain a lease on a 2001 Mercedes E430 vehicle, valued at approximately $55,690. KING also allegedly used the false social security numbers to obtain Citibank and American Express credit cards, and to purchase two semi-automatic pistols from a licensed firearm dealer in Las Vegas.

The Indictment also alleges three counts of Criminal Forfeiture, and states that, if convicted, the defendant shall forfeit to the United States the residence at 1311 Monte Cristo Way, in Las Vegas, and two semi-automatic pistols.

DUANE KING was arrested at his Las Vegas residence at 1311 Monte Cristo Way on April 28, 2004, by Special Agents with IRS Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration. Agents also executed a search warrant at King's residence, and seized a 2001 E430 Mercedes Benz automobile and 2003 Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle. The vehicles were seized "civilly" pursuant to warrants issued by a U.S. Magistrate Judge, who determined there was probable cause to believe the properties constitute or were derived from criminal proceeds. The decision on whether the vehicles can be permanently forfeited from the defendant will be made by the Court at a later date separate from the criminal proceedings.

KING made an initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on Thursday, April 29, 2004, and was detained as a risk of flight. He is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment and plea on the Indictment on May 14, 2004, at 8:30 a.m., before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert J. Johnston.

The public is reminded that an Indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by Special Agents with IRS Criminal Investigation, Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, and the United States Secret Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly M. Frayn and handled civilly by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel Hollingsworth.

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