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Marlin Maurice Jackson Sentenced To 3 Years Imprisonment

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

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that yesterday in federal court, Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced MARLIN MAURICE JACKSON, 36, to 36 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He also ordered payment of $ 615,536  in restitution

jackson was named in a Criminal Information filed on April 28, 2015.  He pled guilty to one count of false, fictitious, and fraudulent claims for refunds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 287.  Evidence presented at JACKSON’s plea and sentencing showed that JACKSON used the identities of others, often without their knowledge, to prepare and file fraudulent tax returns.

The criminal investigation of this case was conducted by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney David Bragdon is handling the case on behalf of the government.

“As filing season is upon us, the message should be clear that if you engage in fraud at the expense of other taxpayers in order to enrich yourself, as Marlin Jackson did in this case, IRS Criminal Investigation will investigate your criminal actions and ensure that you are held responsible.” said Thomas J. Holloman, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation.

Updated January 7, 2016