[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.