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4 Arizona residents sentenced for tax violations, crimes

Jun 16, 2021, 4:15 AM | Updated: 2:31 pm
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PHOENIX– Four Arizona residents were sentenced this year to probation and payment of restitution following pleading guilty to multiple tax crimes.

Each of the four Arizona residents received their sentences for a variety of different crimes including, diverting a customer’s tax refunds and failure to pay tax, the Arizona Department of Revenue said in a press release Tuesday.

On Feb. 24, Alan Barreto pleaded guilty to the charges of illegal control of enterprise and failure to file a tax return.

Barreto failed to pay his business or income taxes, and he was sentenced on April 19 to three years of supervised probation and ordered to pay a restitution of approximately $55,494, according to the release.

Virginia Ramirez-Rodriguez, a paid tax preparer, was sentenced on April 6 to four years of supervised probation and ordered to pay $3,660 in restitution. Ramirez-Rodriguez previously pleaded guilty to two counts of preparing false returns and one count of fraudulent schemes and artifices where she had diverted clients’ tax returns to her personal accounts, the release said.

Ubaidullah Abdur-Rahman was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $15,779 in restitution following pleading guilty to failing to pay tax, filing a tax return and fraudulent schemes and practices.

Shamsuddeen Abdur-Rahman was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation and ordered to pay $5,917 for failing to pay tax, filing a tax return and fraudulent schemes and practices.

The Arizona Department of Revenue continues to investigate tax violations.

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4 Arizona residents sentenced for tax violations, crimes