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Man sentenced in identity theft tax fraud scheme

Sentencing in stolen identity tax fraud scheme (WVUE image) Sentencing in stolen identity tax fraud scheme (WVUE image)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A Hammond man will go to prison for his role in a stolen identity tax fraud scheme. 

Federal prosecutors say Cedrick Mitchell, 40, pleaded guilty to charges he conspired to defraud the United  States, steal public money and commit mail fraud. 

He was sentenced to 33 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. 

According to court documents, Mitchell and his co-conspirators used stolen names and social security numbers to prepare false tax returns and claim tax refunds. 

The federal indictment also charged Corey Lewis, Angela Chaney, Craig Lewis, Brad Lewis, Thaddeus Richardson and Martin Jackson, Sr. in the conspiracy.

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