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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008                                            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TYLER, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 53-year-old Euless man has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for tax fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            JIMMY MAX WILSON was indicted on September 13, 2007 and charged with presenting false claims against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  He pleaded guilty to that charge on November 20, 2007 and was sentenced on April 8, 2008 by United States District Judge Marcia Crone.  Wilson was also ordered to pay restitution of $73,554.53.

            According to the factual statement filed in court, Wilson admitted filing false claims against the IRS using identities that he knew were false and claiming refunds he knew he was not entitled to.  Wilson also used false identifications to open bank accounts and apply for loans.

            “Identity theft is a serious crime that leaves its victims struggling to repair their financial reputations while the predators enjoy the hard earned credit of their victims.  The IRS will continue to defend victims' rights by punishing those who make false refund claims with the IRS using stolen identities”, said Erick Martinez, Special Agent In Charge of IRS-Criminal Investigations, Dallas Division.

            This investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney J. Andrew Williams.       


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