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Case Number: 3:19-cr-00076-RGE-SBJ
Judge: Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Scott County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Davenport, IA: Conspiracy to commit money laundering criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Florence Rosale Julio, age 39, of Brunswick, Georgia.
Defendant was indicted for engaging in a conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with a scheme to obtain federal tax refunds by fraud using the identification information of dozens of University of Iowa employees.
Julio opened bank accounts in Georgia under a fictitious business name and used them to launder hundreds of money orders purchased with the proceeds of the fraudulently obtained tax refunds. More than $450,000 in tax refunds using University of Iowa employees’ names were obtained fraudulently through the overall scheme and more than $1,400,000 in fraudulently obtained funds passed through the fictitious business accounts during early to mid-2015. In April of 2015, Julio had $44,000 in laundered funds sent to a Nashville, Tenn. car dealer to purchase a Mercedes Benz automobile.
The investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 46 months in prison. She was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.