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D.C. barbershop owner pleads guilty in $20 million ID fraud operation

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WASHINGTON EXAMINER

[SNIP: There should be additional charges for wearing that outfit in public.]

 

The owner of a D.C. barbershop pleaded guilty to a $20 million identity theft and tax fraud scheme that stole personal information from nursing home patients, dead people and victims who were duped into believing they were getting “Obama Stimulus Money.”

The massive scam involved more than 100 participants, including postal workers and bank tellers, who schemed to file more than 7,000 fake tax returns seeking to rip off $20 million over six years.

Prosecutors say the primary organizer and leader was 42-year-old Kevin Brown, of Capitol Heights, the owner of the Classic Kutz hair salon and barber shop in Southeast Washington.

Brown pleaded guilty late Friday to conspiracy to defraud the government, making false tax refund claims and identity theft. Brown faces a sentence of up to 14 years and a fine of up to $175,000, authorities said.

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» 23 Comments

  1. vangrungy

    February 17th, 2013

    “The massive scam involved more than 100 participants, including postal workers and bank tellers”

    Massive insider vote fraud is happening.. there is no doubt in my mind

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  2. Ohio Dan

    February 17th, 2013

    I’m guessing he voted for Obama. Bonus points for multiple votes.

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  3. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 17th, 2013

    14 years is no deterrent to raking in millions especially since he’ll get out after 7 for good behavior. I wish a politician had the balls to introduce a bill to triple all existing penalties if you steal from ‘the people, the poor, the children, the disabled and minorites.’ Watch Democrats and blacks squeal the loudest.

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  4. RosalindJ

    February 17th, 2013

    He ran his business out of Anacostia, which is no surpise, considering.

    From his site: “Born and raised in the Nation’s Capital, Kevin is an Innovative, Trendsetting Visionary.”

    I’ll say.

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  5. Edith McCrotch

    February 17th, 2013

    I say we hire a lawyer and file a class action lawsuit against him and his family.

    $175,000 and jailtime just don’t cut it for me.

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  6. Shiite from Shinola

    February 17th, 2013

    All that money and he still wears clothes he obviously took off a dead hippie.

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  7. Moe Tom

    February 17th, 2013

    Sorry looking calico dressed, purple hang lipped, Mudderflucker. And a pimp to boot.

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  8. eternal cracker p

    February 17th, 2013

    Of course it was fake. Anyone who receives Obama Bucks doesn’t file a legitimate return.

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  9. 99th Squad Leader

    February 18th, 2013

    Clown attire for a clown. He obvious has the same fashion sense and lack of morals as First Mooch.

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  10. conservative cowgirl

    February 18th, 2013

    He’s wearing the same purple lipstick shade that obammy wears!!

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  11. Blackbanger

    February 18th, 2013

    Hell he’s a . Kneegrows don’t commit crimes only White foks do LOL.Obmmy and bro Holder will send him off to Zimbawe with a lifetime pension ,Instead of jailing the mddrflucker He probably pimpng the First Mooch

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  12. sablegsd

    February 18th, 2013

    Brick wall. Blindfold. Some assembly required.

    Is what he and everyone involved should be facing.
    Tomorrow.

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  13. serfer62

    February 18th, 2013

    No sweat Bro…there’s lots of Holder’s People in cell block D…but no KY jelly

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  14. Tiger Eyes

    February 18th, 2013

    Wondering what Government Job Obama has planned for this little beauty queen?

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  15. Rick

    February 18th, 2013

    …scheme that stole personal information from nursing home patients, dead people and victims who were duped into believing they were getting “Obama Stimulus Money.”

    Just when you think humanity has reached absolute rock bottom, they break out the pick axes and start digging in the sub-basement.

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  16. Anonymous

    February 18th, 2013

    You just know if it were up to the Preezy, and not his handlers, Barri would so be wearing those fabulous threads !

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  17. Dadof3

    February 18th, 2013

    He’s so ambitious I wonder if he has an assistant named Pinky.

    “What are we doing tonight, Brain?”

    “Same as always, Pinky. Take over the world.”

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  18. beachmom

    February 18th, 2013

    Anyone who trusts a guy who dresses like a pimp should be dope slapped.

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  19. Dr. Tar

    February 18th, 2013

    Somebody turn the brightness down on that shirt and tie.

    Looks like Good Will puked on him.

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  20. Corona

    February 18th, 2013

    He did Leroy a solid.

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  21. Tim

    February 18th, 2013

    He’ll be Mayor.

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  22. Mz BallBreaker

    February 18th, 2013

    he has FAGELLA in lipstick all over his face… would cause the local gaydars to go off scale… just another Barry Supporter…HOlder will cancel all charges, give him a big sloppy kiss with tongue, squeeze his ass, and send him easin on down da road.

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  23. Q

    February 25th, 2013

    Why does everyone blame the President?

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