Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rapper on Welfare Busted For Filing 24 False Tax Returns + Pastor, Wife Convicted of Tax Fraud

While several popular rappers are on their way to prison for not filing federal income taxes, others -- like this rapper you've probably never heard of -- are fleecing the government.
Sylver Gunn, a local rapper also known as "Sylver Karatz", was busted for filing 24 false claims for tax returns and for theft of government funds. Judge Herman Weber ordered Gunn to pay $100, 287 in restitution to the IRS and $18, 299 to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. The judge also sentenced Gunn to five years probation, 21 months of which will be served in home confinement. Gunn pleaded guilty to the charges on April 4. Records show Gunn filed 24 false claims based on fraudulent federal income tax returns filed with the IRS between January of 2009 and February 2010. Police say she recruited people she knew to file fraudulent returns for them. She used W-2 forms and Schedule C business information with false income amounts so her clients would quality for an Earned Income Tax Credit. Gunn would spilt the amount from the claims with her clients, according to court documents. Gunn also received public assistance beginning in 2005. However, she failed to fully disclose her income to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority between April 2008 and December 2010. Documents show Gunn embezzled $18,299 in government funds.

source: WCPO

We wonder how many of the women in her music video, below, were her clients.

Meanwhile, Houston. David and Bridget Montgomery, founders of Restoration Temple Church of God in Christ in Humble, Texas, were convicted Thursday on tax fraud charges. They were charged with conspiring to impair and impede the IRS in its computation and collection of income taxes between January 2003 and April 2006, as well as under-reporting the gross income from their construction business, Montgomery’s Contracting. They will be sentenced later this year and each face up to 8 years in prison. Pastors have been out of control lately. From raping parishioners, to breaking to parishioners' homes, to suing a phone company for confirming to his wife that he has been cheating on her with a member of the church. Yeah, halleloo!

source: KRIV

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