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Georgia Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Money Laundering in Case Involving Theft of University of Iowa Employee Identifications

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, IA- On Monday, July 15, 2019, Nadine Nzuega Robinson, age 39, from Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with a scheme to obtain federal tax refunds by fraud using the identification information of dozens of University of Iowa employees, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.

Robinson was the owner/operator of a check cashing business in Doralville, Georgia. The bank account of this business was used by Robinson to launder hundreds of money orders purchased with the proceeds of the fraudulently obtained tax refunds. More than $450,000 in tax refunds of University of Iowa employees was obtained fraudulently through this scheme and more than $5,000,000 in fraudulently obtained funds passed through the account during March and April of 2015. In June of 2015, Robinson purchased a residence in Atlanta with the proceeds of the fraud. Robinson was ordered to forfeit the residence. Robinson was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund.

This investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated July 17, 2019

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft