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Indictment Unsealed Charging Enid Man
with Identity Fraud and Filing False Tax Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2012

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A federal indictment was unsealed yesterday charging JEREMIAH AVERY MARTIN, of Enid, Oklahoma, with unlawfully using the Social Security numbers of others to file false tax returns, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to the Indictment, Martin used the Social Security Numbers of other individuals on three separate occasions to submit false tax returns to the Internal revenue Service. Specifically, Martin was charged with three counts of identity fraud and three counts of filing false tax returns claiming refunds of $877.00, $8,750.00, and $5,573.00.

f convicted, Martin faces up to five years in prison for each count of filing a false tax return and up to 15 years in prison for each count of identity fraud.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Robinson.

Reference is made to the Indictment and other public filings for further information. An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innnocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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