Monday, January 21, 2013

Philly cop and brother charged in $500000 tax scheme


A PHILADELPHIA police officer and his brother have been accused of running a tax-fraud conspiracy that submitted more than $500,000 in false claims to the IRS.

Jose Tirado

A federal indictment unsealed Friday alleges that Officer Jose Tirado, 38, and his brother, Victor Tirado, 36, prepared more than 100 false tax returns in from 2008 to 2010.

The pair allegedly obtained names, birth dates and Social Security numbers and used them to prepare fraudulent returns. In some cases, they recruited the people whose information they had obtained and listed fake dependents or falsely inflated income in order to obtain refunds like the earned-income-tax credit, according to the indictment.

The refunds generated from the returns were directed to bank accounts controlled by the Tirados, the indictment alleges.

They submitted a total of $507,974 in more than 100 false claims, prosecutors said.
Jose Tirado, a 10-year police veteran, was assigned to North Philadelphia's 25th District, but is now suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss, police said.

He is charged with 14 counts of false claims, his brother is charged with three, and they both face conspiracy charges.


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