Former Chicago man guilty of tax fraud

A former Chicago resident filed false tax returns over five years to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.  By filing 645 false returns, he was able to get approximately $19 million in tax refunds.

Andrew J. Watts, a Barbados national, used the social security numbers of deceased individuals to file the false tax returns.  After pleading guilty,Watts has been ordered to pay restitution and to serve over nine years in prison.

The full story can be found at “He files bogus tax returns for dead people, now he’s going to jail for nearly 10 years.”