Two Brevard County Residents Charged with Tax Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 @ 7:44PM
ORLANDO—United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces the return of an indictment charging Abdul Cunningham and Jana Harris-Cunningham with five counts of wire fraud, five counts of filing a false claim with the Internal Revenue Service, four counts of theft of government property, and five counts of aggravated identity theft. If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for each wire fraud count, five years in federal prison for each false claim count, 10 years in federal prison for each theft of government property count, and a consecutive sentence of two years for each aggravated identity theft count. The indictment also notifies Cunningham and Harris-Cunningham that the United States intends to seek a money judgment in the amount of $560,731, the traceable proceeds of the alleged offenses. Cunningham and Harris-Cunningham were arrested on a criminal complaint on March 11, 2013 and March 28, 2013, respectively.