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Kent man indicted on tax charges

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

A Kent man was indicted for filing false tax returns, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and IRS Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Korner.


Davood Haghighi, 59, was indicted on two counts of willfully making and subscribing to a false tax return. Haghighi filed false tax returns for calendar years 2010 and 2011, according to the indictment.


If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.


The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Henry F. DeBaggis.


An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated September 27, 2017