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United States of America v. Anthony Henry Williams
Case Number: 21-cr-00722
Judge: Michael T. Liburdi
Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Maricopa County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Phoenix
Defendant's Attorney: Santa Hamilton
Description: Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with one count of Conspiracy, seven counts of False Claims to the IRS, eight counts of Money Laundering, and one count of Mail Fraud.
Evidence introduced at trial established that, in 2018 and 2019, Anthony Henry Williams, ate 52, of Surprise, Arizona, submitted seven false tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claiming over $3 million in owed refunds. The IRS processed one of these returns that resulted in an unwarranted $600,000 refund to Williams. The IRS advised him that the return was fraudulent, and that Williams needed to return the money. Williams failed to do so; instead, he purchased two luxury vehicles and a home, among other expenditures.
Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin M. Rapp and Kristen Brook, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.
Outcome: Defendant was found guilty by a jury.