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Tangipahoa Man Sentenced To Prison For His Role In Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – A Tangipahoa Parish man was sentenced to 50 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the United States, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser of the Eastern District of Louisiana announced today.

According to the indictment, AARON DANIELS conspired with others to defraud the United States by submitting false tax returns that requested tax refunds. DANIELS obtained the names and social security numbers of people he was incarcerated with in the East Carroll Detention Center and provided that information to his co-conspirators to use to file false tax returns. In exchange for providing names and social security numbers, DANIELS was paid by his co-conspirators. 

In addition to the term of imprisonment, United States District Court Judge Martin L.C. Feldman ordered DANIELS to serve three years of supervised release, and pay $11,584, in restitution to the IRS.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Strasser commended special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Hayden Brockett and Trial Attorney Lauren Castaldi of the Tax Division, who are prosecuting the case.

Additional information about the Tax Division’s enforcement efforts can be found on the division’s website.


Updated October 10, 2018

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft