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Local Man Convicted in Tax Refund Scheme

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

June 19, 2012 -

Willie Coachman was convicted today after being arrested for tax fraud. Eight others pled guilty and will be sentenced June 20.

We reported back in January that nine people were arrested in a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. by filing false tax returns.

67-year-old Willie Coachman of Jasper, FL was one of those people.

Monday, he was convicted in U.S. District Court.

He faces a maximum sentence of ten years for conspiracy and 20 years each for seven counts of wire fraud.


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