Two Defendants Convicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme Resulting in Millions of Dollars in Fraudulent Activity
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 @ 4:07AM
U.S. Attorney’s Office March 05, 2014
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Kathryn Keneally, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Tax Division; Jose A. Gonzalez, 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 convicted today by a federal jury in Miami for their participation in a stolen identity tax refund scheme resulting in millions of dollars in fraudulent activity. Sentencing is scheduled for June 12, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola.
Specifically, each of the defendants was convicted of one count of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), commit wire fraud, and commit aggravated identity theft, all in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371; two counts of wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1343 and 2; and two counts of aggravated identity theft, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1028A(a)(1) and 2. The defendants face a possible maximum statutory sentence of five years in prison for the conspiracy count, 20 years in prison for each count of wire fraud, and two years consecutive in prison for each count of aggravated identity theft.