NDTX roundup: February 18

 

Date: February 18, 2020

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Sentencing - Omar Hammood

On February 10, Omar Hammood was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in federal custody and $330,000+ in restitution for the crime of preparing false tax returns. Hammood prepared and presented a false Income Tax Return on behalf of another person. In fact, Hammood made a business of submitting false tax returns and concealed the receipts of this business from the IRS. Additionally, Hammood booked a trip to the Middle East after being indicted and hearing his conditions for pre-trial release, in violation of the Court's order. This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and prosecuted by AUSA Ryan Raybould.

Guilty plea - Oma Michel Ungu

On February 12, Oma Michel Ungu pled guilty to preparation of false tax returns. Ungu owned and operated an income tax preparation business known as Super Professional Tax Service. He faces up to 5 years in federal custody. The tax return prepared by Ungu on behalf of his coconspirator falsely claimed unreimbursed business expenses for 23,000 miles. Ungu was aware that the mileage claimed was false and fraudulent, nevertheless he willfully included this statement on the return to decrease his coconspirator's tax liability. This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by AUSA Douglas Allen.