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January 30, 1992
The mastermind of the nation's largest computerized tax fraud scheme failed to appear for sentencing in Los Angeles federal court and is being sought as a fugitive, the IRS said Wednesday. Jerome Hearne, 35, of Paramount pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to submit false income tax claims in November and 15 counts of aiding others to file false claims. Hearne, who was scheduled to be sentenced in U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accused of masterminding one of the largest electronic tax scams ever, a Los Angeles man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution and fines, a record punishment in such a case. Prosecutors welcomed the sentence handed down by U. S. District Judge Laughlin E. Waters against Jerome Hearne and said it would help them fight such scams, which have taken root across the country but seem especially popular in Southern California.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accused of masterminding one of the largest electronic tax scams ever, a Los Angeles man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution and fines, a record punishment in such a case. Prosecutors welcomed the sentence handed down by U. S. District Judge Laughlin E. Waters against Jerome Hearne and said it would help them fight such scams, which have taken root across the country but seem especially popular in Southern California.
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April 12, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerome Hearne used to rob people for a living, but sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s, he turned to a more lucrative profession: robbing the U.S. Treasury. Hearne's adopted brand of crime was electronic tax fraud. He and a band of Los Angeles cohorts joined a fast-growing legion of crooks who are raiding millions of taxpayer dollars every year by filing false returns and getting quick, illegal refunds in the form of bank loans.
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April 12, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerome Hearne used to rob people for a living, but sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s, he turned to a more lucrative profession: robbing the U.S. Treasury. Hearne's adopted brand of crime was electronic tax fraud. He and a band of Los Angeles cohorts joined a fast-growing legion of crooks who are raiding millions of taxpayer dollars every year by filing false returns and getting quick, illegal refunds in the form of bank loans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1991
A Paramount TV wrestling promoter pleaded guilty to orchestrating hundreds of false computer tax returns that robbed the government of $1 million, the nation's largest electronic income tax fraud, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Jerome Hearne, 35, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to obtain payment from false claims for federal income tax refunds and to 15 counts of aiding others to file false income tax refunds, said U.S. Atty. Lourdes G. Baird.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1991
A federal grand jury Friday indicted eight people, five of them from the San Fernando Valley, on charges of conspiring to file electronic income tax returns falsely claiming $500,000 in refunds from the U.S. government and collecting the money at the office of a Van Nuys tax preparer. They allegedly schemed to create false W-2 forms and give them to people recruited to present them to tax preparers, according to a statement by U.S. Atty. Lourdes G. Baird and Assistant Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Paramount TV wrestling promoter pleaded guilty to orchestrating hundreds of false computer tax returns that robbed the government of $1 million, the nation's largest electronic income tax fraud, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Jerome Hearne, 35, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to obtain payment from false claims for federal income tax refunds and to 15 counts of aiding others to file false income tax refunds, said Lourdes G. Baird, U.S.
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June 27, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three San Fernando Valley residents and a Crenshaw man were indicted Friday in the largest case of electronic tax fraud prosecuted this tax season, the U.S. attorney's office said. Named in the 42-count indictment were Lorence Hammond, 22, of Panorama City; Randy Slone, 32, of Van Nuys; Khamil Burkley, 20, of Pacoima, and Dwayne Donaldson, 27, of Crenshaw, Special Assistant U.S. Atty. Eric Lisann said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defrauding the government by filing phony tax returns electronically could well become the tax crime of the 1990s, and con artists from Southern California apparently lead the country in practicing this new and growing scam, federal law enforcement officials say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1992
The mastermind of the nation's largest computerized tax fraud scheme failed to appear for sentencing in Los Angeles federal court and is being sought as a fugitive, the IRS said Wednesday. Jerome Hearne, 35, of Paramount pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to submit false income tax claims in November and 15 counts of aiding others to file false claims. Hearne, who was scheduled to be sentenced in U.S.
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