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Two people charged after attempting to defraud the United States of over $1 million dollars with false tax returns

Two people are being charged following a 15 count indictment for attempting to defraud the Unites States, file false tax returns, and money laundering, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney’s Office.

Two individuals, Hannah Heart and Sook Young Jung, are facing up prison time for their plans to defraud the country of over one million dollars.

The penalties include up to 10 years for each count of money laundering, three for filing fake tax returns, and five for plans to defraud the U.S.


The planning allegedly happened between 2015 and 2019 with a third unnamed person when they tried to claim they paid large amounts in tax withholdings.

One claim was for $464,904 after a fraudulent 2014 amended income tax return was filed and one was for $1,134,902 on another false 2015 tax return.

Jung was arrested Sept. 4 and Heart was arrested Sept. 18.

The investigation is ongoing and being handled by the IRS Criminal Investigation.



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