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Westland Resident Indicted in False Return Scheme

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

Karar Alfadhili, a resident of Westland, Michigan, was indicted yesterday on three counts of knowingly and willfully making and subscribing, under penalties of perjury, false Forms 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (Form 1040) for tax years 2013, 2014, and 2015 in violation of the Internal Revenue Code, announced United States Attorney Matthew Schneider. 

Schneider was joined in the announcement by Sarah Kull, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations.

According to the indictment, Alfadhili reported false earnings and federal income tax withholdings on each of his Forms 1040 filed with the IRS.  Alfadhili’s earnings and withholdings from 2013 through 2015 were reported on an accompanying Form W-2 to the Forms 1040 for employer KASP Incorporated.

Between tax years 2013 and 2015 Alfadhili’s reported range of earned income was $468,000 to $882,000 and federal income tax withholding was $184,424 to $349,161.  In total the false earnings Alfadhili reported to the IRS were over two million dollars.

Each count of making and subscribing a false return under penalties of perjury in violation of Title 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1) is punishable up to 3 years imprisonment.

The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case was investigated by special agents of the Internal Revenue Service, Detroit Field Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carl Gilmer-Hill

Updated February 7, 2020