Former Pembroke Township supervisor charged with filing false tax returns


Date: October 13, 2022


URBANA, IL — A federal grand jury returned an indictment on October 4, 2022, charging the former elected Township Supervisor of Pembroke Township in Kankakee County, Illinois, Larry Dean Gibbs, also known as Mulumbua Humraukn El Taikaem Bey, of St. Anne, Illinois, with three counts of filing false income tax returns. The indictment was unsealed on October 12, 2022.

The indictment alleges that Gibbs filed false income tax returns in 2017 for calendar years 2012, 2013, and 2014. In those years, Gibbs filed a Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return in the name of Larry Dean Gibbs claiming that he had adjusted gross income of $10 million, that millions of dollars in federal income tax had been withheld by the Internal Revenue Service, and that he was entitled to refunds in excess of $2 million for each tax year, respectively. According to the indictment, the IRS did not withhold any federal income tax from Gibbs, and he was not entitled to the requested refunds.

Gibbs was arrested on October12, 2022, and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric I. Long in Urbana that same day.

If convicted, each count of filing a false income tax return carries a penalty of up to three years in prison, up to one year of supervised release, and up to a $100,000 fine plus the costs of prosecution.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene L. Miller is representing the government in the prosecution.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.