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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Raleigh Man Sentenced For Submitting Fraudulent Tax Refund Claims

GREENVILLE – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced AKI D. STANLEY, 41, of Raleigh, to serve 45 months in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release.  Pursuant to his plea agreement, STANLEY agreed to pay $378,834 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

     On February 10, 2015, STANLEY plead guilty to making and presenting a false tax refund claim to the IRS, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 287.  According to the charging instrument and other court filings, as well as today’s sentencing proceedings, STANLEY engaged in a scheme to prepare and file fraudulent federal tax returns in the names of others, including homeless individuals in Raleigh from whom STANLEY obtained personal identifying information.  The returns that STANLEY unlawfully prepared and submitted to the Internal Revenue Service claimed false tax refunds totaling $487,359.

     Investigation of this case was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Adam F. Hulbig represented the United States.

Updated August 12, 2015