Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tampa Cops Tax Fraud

"2 ex-Tampa police detectives indicted on tax fraud charges" AP  October 28, 2015

TAMPA — Two former Tampa police detectives turned themselves in Wednesday to face tax fraud charges, a day after an indictment alleged that thousands of dollars in fraudulent refund money was used to pay credit card expenses and other bills.

The Tampa Tribune reported that Eric and LaJoyce Houston, who are married, faced an arraignment after reporting to US Marshals.

Authorities, in making the indictment public Tuesday, laid out in court documents what they said was evidence of tax refund fraud being committed by a close circle of former Tampa police employees.

The documents said some police officers’ identities were stolen by the thieves, including the identity of one officer who was killed in the line of duty....


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