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Man Charged with Federal Tax Return Fraud

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

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Torry Williams, 23, of Tampa, was arraigned yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.


The indictment alleges that, between November 2012 and June 2013, Williams unlawfully used the personal identifying information of multiple individuals to obtain approximately $149,847 in funds stolen from the Internal Revenue Service.


The trial is scheduled for June 12 at 8:15 a.m. at the United States Courthouse in Tallahassee.


This case resulted from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Harwin is prosecuting the case.


An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.


The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit

For more information, contact:
Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer

Updated April 18, 2017

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft