Jew Impersonates Rabbi And Gets 18 yrs For 10 Million Tax Fraud

The following was taken from this source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-fraud-sentence-20110802,0,5454509.story

Chicago Tribune

August 02, 2011

A former Chicago man (Berkowitz, pic above) who posed as a rabbi has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for running a scheme that used the stolen identities of dead people and federal inmates to file for millions of dollars in phony refunds.

Prosecutors said Marvin Berkowitz directed a ring that fraudulently collected at least $3.7 million in tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service and an additional $6.5 million in refunds from 33 states.

Berkowitz, who fled to Israel after his indictment in 2003, was arrested in Jerusalem by Israeli authorities in 2009 and returned to the U.S. to face the charges. He pleaded guilty in January in federal court in Chicago to mail fraud and conspiracy charges and was sentenced late Friday to 18 years and 4 months in prison.

In imposing the sentence, U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall noted the scheme’s complexity, Berkowitz’s 20-year history of tax fraud and his arrogance that he was above the law. Seven others, including two of Berkowitz’s sons and a son-in-law, have also been convicted.

“It was a serious crime and it is a serious sentence,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Merin.

 

 

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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