An Arizona man was found guilty at trial of seven counts of false claims to the IRS, eight counts of money laundering, and one count of mail fraud.
According to court records, Anthony Henry Williams, 52, of Surprise, Arizona, submitted seven false tax returns to the IRS in 2018 and 2019 claiming over $3 million in owed refunds.
The IRS processed one of these returns that resulted in an unwarranted $600,000 refund to Williams.
The IRS advised him that the return was fraudulent and that Williams needed to return the money.
Williams failed to do so.
Instead, he purchased two luxury vehicles and a home, among other expenditures.