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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Loup City Man Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on February 13, 2014, Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf sentenced Rodney R. Moraczewski, age 53 of Loup City, Nebraska, to 41 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  Moraczewski was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $299,206.60 to the Internal Revenue Service.

In 2009 and 2010, Rodney Moraczewski filed ten false tax returns in his name and the names of other people resulting in payments from the IRS to Moraczewski totaling $299,206.60.  Moraczewski pled guilty on November 20, 2013, to felony charges of filing a false federal tax return and identity theft.  

“Investigating refund fraud and identity theft is a top priority,” said Sybil Smith, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation.  “Stealing identities and filing false tax returns hurts innocent taxpayers and causes a monetary loss against the U.S. Treasury.”

This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service, the Nebraska Department of Revenue, and the Sherman County Sheriff’s Department.

Updated January 29, 2015