TUCSON, AZ - A federal grand jury recently indicted two men under 61 counts of tax fraud charges.
Oscar Leon of Tucson and Scott William Acorn from Nogales, Mexico, both 39 years old, were indicted on June 7.
According to a news release, the tax fraud charges were filed for conspiracy, filing false claims, aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.
Acorn is the owner and operator of Strategy Research and Consulting, LLC in Nogales, Arizona and Leon is a GED instructor with Pima County.
Leon had access to multiple Pima County databases, according to the news release.
The indictment alleges that from March 2011 to April 2012, Leon and Acorn were involved in a scheme and tried to gather personal information from numerous individuals without their knowledge or permission.
The two men used personal information to create false tax returns, gathering over $1,133,894 from over 1,239 returns.
According to the release, conspiracy and false claim convictions each carry a penalty of five years maximum in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
They may also face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or both for wire fraud, as well as another $250,000 fine and two year penalty that would run consecutively to other sentences for aggravated identity theft.
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