Durham Man Sentenced in Money Laundering Scheme


By Charlotte Chilton, NC BIZ News

A United States district court judge sentenced a Durham resident to 17 months imprisonment and three years supervised release for money laundering, according to the Department of Justice.

Daglish Omari Osoro, 30, pled and was found guilty of one count of engaging in a monetary transaction involving funds derived from the filing of a fraudulent tax return in the name of a third party.

Osoro is ordered to pay a restitution payment of $184,445.

According to court documents, Osoro along with other co-conspirators organized a scheme and filed 11 to 14 false individual income tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service.

One tax return passed inspection of the IRS and a tax refund of $184,495 was deposited into a Wachovia/ Wells Fargo bank account on Nov. 8, 2011. At this time, Osoro notified his co-conspirators, prompting withdraws from the account.

The account had at least $100,000 withdrawn from it by December 2011, after which the bank closed the accounts for fraud and froze the remaining balance.

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