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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Alabama Defendant Who Received Fraudulent Federal Refunds Into His Bank Account Receives Two Years In Federal Prison

Montgomery, Alabama - Anton Miles was sentenced today to two years in federal prison for his involvement in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme, United States Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. On May 9, 2013, Miles pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government funds.

According to court documents, in January 2012, Miles opened a bank account under his name d/b/a A and M Mobile Car Wash. Between January 2012 and March 2013, approximately 120 false federal income tax refunds that claimed approximately $164,526 were directed to Defendant’s bank account. The Defendant withdrew the fraudulent proceeds deposited into his bank account. The tax refunds were generated through the filing of false tax returns that used stolen identities.

The case was investigated by Special Agents of the IRS - Criminal Investigation. Trial attorneys Michael Boteler and Charles Edgar, Jr. of the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, and Assistant United States Attorney Todd Brown, prosecuted the case.

Additional information about the Justice Department's Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at justice.gov/tax.

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Updated March 12, 2015