Ogdensburg Man Accused Of $36M IRS Fraud


An Ogdensburg man is accused of defrauding the IRS in order to get $36 million worth of tax refunds.

A federal grand jury returned a seven-count Indictment charging 62 year old Glenn Unger with obstructing and impeding the Internal Revenue Service by filing numerous false and fraudulent IRS forms seeking refunds.

Unger allegedly filed the phony forms between 2007 and 2011.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse, the IRS realized that the forms were fraudulent and did not issue any refund checks to Unger.

The Indictment also alleges that Unger filed false claims for refunds, evaded paying income taxes, and filed a fictitious obligation. 

If found guilty, Unger faces a maximum sentence of 20 years, a term of supervised release of up to 3 years, and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Unger was arraigned in Albany on January 2 before United States Magistrate Judge Randolph Treece and is currently detained. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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