Two More Defendants Sentenced in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme Resulting in Millions of Dollars in Fraudulent Activity
Friday, July 11th, 2014 @ 9:12PM
U.S. Attorney’s Office July 07, 2014
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ronald A. Cimino of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, Donnell Young, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Paula Reid, Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service (USSS), Miami Field Office, announce that defendants Herve Wilmore Jr., 29, of Aventura, and Delvin Jean Baptiste, a/k/a “Doo Doo,” 29, of Miramar, were sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola for their participation in a stolen identity tax refund scheme resulting in millions of dollars in fraudulent activity. Wilmore was sentenced to 240 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Baptiste was sentenced to 121 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.
On March 5, 2014, both defendants were convicted by a federal jury in Miami of one count of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, two counts of wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343 and 2, and two counts of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1028A(a)(1) and 2.