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Valley man convicted of submitting false claims to IRS, among other frauds

Jan 23, 2023, 4:05 AM | Updated: 8:52 am
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — A Valley man was convicted of multiple crimes on Jan. 11 by a federal judge for scandals committed from 2018-19, officials said.

Anthony Henry Williams, 52, of Surprise, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy, seven counts of false claims to the IRS, eight counts of money laundering and one count of mail fraud, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Evidence was provided that over a two-year span, Williams submitted seven false tax returns for over $3 million total.

The IRS then processed one of these claims, granting Williams an unwarranted $600,000.

Williams was told to pay back the money, but instead, purchased two luxury vehicles and a home, among other expenditures, according to the report.

His sentencing is scheduled for March 27.

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Valley man convicted of submitting false claims to IRS, among other frauds