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Six Sovereignty Scammers Could Get 10 years Prison
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 2021 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

Six Individuals in Hawaii Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the IRS and Other Fraud Offenses

Three individuals were arrested this week in the District of Hawaii on conspiracy to defraud the IRS and other fraud charges.

News Release from USDOJ, October 15, 2021

Marciaminajuanequita Dumlao, Elvah Miranda and Daniel Miranda were arrested and made their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Wes Reber Porter of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. A federal grand jury in Honolulu, Hawaii, returned a 45-count superseding indictment on Sept. 9 charging Rosemarie Lastimado-Dradi, Dumlao, Elvah Miranda, Daniel Miranda, Lazerrick Lawrence and Danitta Ross Morton with conspiring to defraud the United States. Additionally, Lastimado-Dradi was charged with aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, and Daniel and Elvah Miranda and Dumlao were charged with filing false tax returns and with making false statements under oath in a bankruptcy proceeding. The superseding indictment also charged Lastimado-Dradi, Dumlao and Elvah Miranda with money laundering.

According to the superseding indictment, from at least January 2015 through September 2018, the defendants conspired to defraud the IRS. As part of the tax fraud scheme, the conspirators allegedly filed fraudulent individual tax returns and other tax documents that reported false withholdings from mortgage lenders and then claimed substantial refunds from the IRS. After processing the false returns, the IRS allegedly issued refunds totaling over $1 million. To prevent the IRS from recovering the fraudulently obtained refunds, the conspirators allegedly created trusts, opened new bank accounts in the name of business entities and the trusts, and transferred the criminal proceeds between the accounts to conceal the funds from the IRS. Lawrence also allegedly filed retaliatory liens on behalf of Dumlao and the Mirandas against an IRS employee assigned to recover the fraudulently obtained refunds. The superseding indictment further alleges that Lastimado-Dradi, Dumlao and Elvah Miranda laundered the fraudulently obtained refunds through a series of bank transactions.

Lawrence and Ross Morton were arrested on Sept. 15 and were arraigned on Sept. 23 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Rom A. Trader of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.

If convicted, each of the six individuals charged face a maximum sentence of five years for conspiracy to defraud the United States. Lastimado-Dradi, Dumlao and Elvah Miranda each face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for each count of money laundering. The Mirandas and Dumlao each face a maximum sentence of three years for each count of filing a false tax return and a maximum sentence of five years for each count of making false statements under oath in a bankruptcy proceeding. Lastimado-Dradi faces a maximum sentence of three years for each count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Judith A. Philips for the District of Hawaii made the announcement.

The IRS-Criminal Investigation is investigating the case.

Trial Attorneys Sarah A. Kiewlicz and Valerie G. Preiss of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg Paris Yates of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii are prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Mirandas and Dumlao were plaintiffs alongside Rose Dradi, a Keanu Sai-Dexter Kiama collaborator, in a now-dismissed Sept 7, 2018 lawsuit claiming the IRS had no legal authority to collect taxes from them.  Other co-plaintiffs were charged in September (See below)

Case# CR 21-00014 JMS-WRP: Indictment, First Superseding Indictment

HNN: Federal grand jury indicts 6 accused orchestrating years-long tax fraud scheme

Sept 25, 2021: More Sovereignty Scammers Busted: Two Individuals Charged in Hawaii Tax Conspiracy -- The Hawvers and the Chocks and Hannah K Heart were plaintiffs alongside Rose Dradi, a Keanu Sai-Dexter Kiama collaborator, in a now-dismissed Sept 7, 2018 lawsuit claiming the IRS had no legal authority to collect taxes from them.

PDF: Related Cases and Unsealed Indictment against Hannah K Heart and Sook Young Jung  --  "Pursuant to Hawaii Local Rule 40.2 and Crim. Local Rule 12.3, the United States Attorney gives notice herein that the above-captioned Information involves the same transaction and subject matter as the following proceedings: United States v. Rosemarie Lastimado-Dradi, et al., Cr. No. 21-00014 JMS; United States v. Michael T. Chock, et al., Cr. No. 21 -00069 JMS; United States v. Beverly Braumuller-Hawver, et al., Cr. No. 1:21-00086 DKW."

SA: 6 more indicted in federal tax fraud probe that used Hawaii real estate holdings, banks and trusts to hide refunds

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