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Tampa Restaurant Owner Sentenced For Receiving Stolen Property

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich today sentenced Charvester Anthony to four years and three months in federal prison for receiving stolen government property.  As part of his sentence, the Court entered a money judgment in the amount of $31,000, the proceeds of the charged criminal conduct. A federal jury found him guilty on June 18, 2015.

According to court documents, Anthony, who owned and operated several restaurants in Tampa, received and cashed more than 30 federal income tax return checks, knowing that they had been obtained by fraud.  The checks totaled more than $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bob Mosakowski.

Updated February 4, 2016

Judgement   [PDF, ]
Indictment   [PDF, ]
Complaint   [PDF, ]
Financial Fraud