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Friday, March 23, 2018

Final Defendant Pleads Guilty in $2 Million Conspiracy to Defraud the United States

DENVER – Jaquon H. Mucsarney, age 36, of Aurora, Colorado pled guilty on March 21, 2018, to conspiracy to defraud the United States and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Bob Troyer, IRS – Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Steven Osborne and Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Wilbert M. Craig.  Jaquon H. Mucsarney, with co-conspirators Schosche Mucsarney (Schosche) and Sherry Charleston (Charleston), were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Denver on January 7, 2016. 

According to information contained in the indictment and plea agreement, between January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2016, Jaquon Mucsarney devised a scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service by filing tax returns with false information in order to obtain fraudulent tax refunds.  At various times, Mucsarney received assistance from Schosche and Charleston.  As leader of this scheme, Mucsarney created approximately 50 fictitious businesses, which only existed on paper and had little or no legitimate business activity.  Mucsarney typically filed U.S. Corporation Income Tax Returns (Forms 1120) on behalf of the companies, which contained false information relating to income, deductions, overpayments, and refunds due.  Over the course of the scheme, Mucsarney, with the assistance of others, submitted approximately 100 fraudulent income tax returns to the IRS, which claimed refunds totaling $2,168,277.  Of the amount requested, the IRS ultimately paid out approximately $327,970. 

Jaquon Mucsarney is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Marcia S. Kreiger on June 5, 2018.  Both Schosche Mucsarney and Sherry Charleston were sentenced previously.  The case is captioned United States of America v. Jaquon Mucsarney et al., Case No. 16-cr-0008-MSK.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Neff.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated March 23, 2018