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DJ Sentenced to Prison for Using Assumed Identities to Avoid Income Taxes

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March 21, 2005

Las Vegas, Nev. - A local nightclub disc jockey was sentenced today to 34 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $154,455 in restitution for his guilty pleas to tax evasion and identity theft charges, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

U.S. District Judge Roger L. Hunt handed down the sentence against DUANE CAMILO KING, aka CAMILO KING, age 39, of Las Vegas, who admitted that he stole the social security numbers of two individuals and used them to obtain a Nevada driver's license, passport, firearm permits, and numerous credit cards. KING also financed a home and leased automobiles using the false identities, and worked under the stolen social security numbers to avoid paying federal income tax on his income. He pleaded guilty on September 10, 2004, to three counts of Tax Evasion, three counts of Identity Theft, two counts of Unauthorized Use of Access Devices (credit cards), two counts of Use of a Social Security Number Assigned to Another, and four counts of False Statements During Firearms Purchase, all felony offenses.

"Identity theft is currently one of the most pressing crime problems in Nevada," said U.S. Attorney Bogden. "The sentence imposed today against Mr. King is a good example of the "long arm" of the federal government, and its ability to impose long prison sentences and seize the assets of individuals who commit white collar crime."

The plea memorandum indicates that KING committed the following criminal acts:

Between 1999 and 2001, he earned approximately $300,000 working for Sprint/United Management Company and as a disc jockey at the Luxor's Ra nightclub. KING failed to pay the federal income tax he owed for those earnings and others, estimated to be approximately $150,331;

In January 2003, he used false identification to fraudulently obtain a mortgage loan for $441,150 to finance a residence at 1311 Monte Cristo Way in Las Vegas;

Between January 2000 and April 2004, he used false identification to obtain between 10 and 50 credit cards for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining money and property;

In 2001 and 2002, he used false identification to lease a 2001 Mercedes E430 valued at $55,690 and a 2003 Ford Expedition valued at $42,240;

And, in 2000 and 2001, he used false identification to obtain three semiautomatic pistols and a 12-gauge shotgun from American Shooters Supply, a licensed firearms dealer in Las Vegas.

The plea memorandum required that KING forfeit the firearms and his Las Vegas home.

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 Attorneys Kimberly M. Frayn and Daniel Hollingsworth.

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