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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rochester Man Sentenced on Fraud Charges


ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Kenyatta Hubbard, 33, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiring to defraud the United States, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to five years probation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that Hubbard worked at McFarland Tax Company which was owned by co-defendant Chauncee McFarland who has also been convicted of conspiring to defraud the United States. Between January 2010 and February 2012, Hubbard worked with McFarland to prepare dozens of false income tax returns for clients, including fake Forms W-2, in order to fraudulently increase the size of the refunds claimed. As a result of the scheme, the Internal Revenue Service paid more than $400,000 in improper refunds.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of Shantelle P. Kitchen, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office.
Updated November 19, 2014