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Stafford Man Charged with Tax Fraud, Obstruction and Identity Theft Offenses

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Joleen D. Simpson, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England, announced that DAVID KAMAL, 60, of Stafford, formerly of Hebron, was arrested this morning on tax fraud, obstruction of justice and identity theft charges.

Kamal appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson in Hartford and was released on a $50,000 bond.

On February 1, 2022, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an 11-count indictment charging Kamal.  The indictment alleges that Kamal willfully evaded taxes for the 2012 and 2013 tax years by filing false tax returns for those years and providing false documentation, including invoices and bank statements, to an attorney for the IRS in connection with tax court proceedings.  Kamal then filed false tax returns for the 2014 through 2017 tax years by claiming $153,400, $148,910, $49,300, and $50,247 in unreimbursed medical expenses, respectively.   He also submitted false documents in a U.S. Tax Court proceeding, and, without authorization, used an individual’s personal information to file false tax returns and negotiate federal tax refund checks.  

The indictment charges Kamal with two counts of tax evasion, and offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years; four counts of filing a false tax return, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of three years; one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, and four counts of unlawful use of a means of identification, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years.

U.S. Attorney Boyle stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David T. Huang.

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