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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ROCHESTER WOMAN SENTENCED FOR HER ROLE IN A CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX:  (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Kelly Nicole Borger, 32, of Rochester, NY, and Los Angeles, CA, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to one year in prison, and ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service totaling $532,351.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the matter, stated that from April 2011 to April 2012, Borger conspired with Michael Carney of Los Angeles, CA, to prepare and submit false income tax returns. Borger emailed Carney the names and other identifying information of 40 individuals in Rochester known to Borger. Carney then prepared 50 fraudulent tax returns in the names of these individuals claiming undeserved tax refunds totaling $532,351.  Borger received at least $169,000 for her role in conspiracy.

Michael Carney was convicted and sentenced to 41 months in prison.

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 20, 2014