Raymundo Hernandez, 36, Sentenced to 27 Months Jail Plus Payback of $2.6 Million for his role in IRS Tax Refund Fraud
NEWARK, NJ - Raymundo Hernandez, 36, of Bronx, NY, was sentenced to 27 months in prison today for pleading guilty to being the ringleader of a conspiracy that stole $2.6 million in United States income tax refund checks US Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Hernandez had previously pleaded guilty to the charge; he was sentenced by US District Judge Madeline C. Arleo in Newark federal court.
Stolen Identity Refund Fraud
Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) results in more than $2 billion in losses annually for the US and is a common type of fraud committed against the government. The schemes usually involve the following:
Facts Gathered from Case Documents and Court Statements
Fishman credited the following in leading to today’s sentencing:
The US Government is represented by: