Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Bronx Man Sentenced for Role in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme
ERIE, Pa. – A resident of Bronx, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months plus 1 day in prison and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $51,363.00 on his conviction of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Nana Baffour, 39, of Bronx, New York.
According to information presented to the court, Baffour allowed bank accounts in his name and under his control to be used as repositories for fraudulently obtained federal tax refunds. Baffour would then withdraw the fraudulently obtained refunds, keep a portion for himself and give the remainder of the money to another co-defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Baffour.