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Fraudster Sentenced To 11 Years In Federal Prison For Stealing The Identities Of Hundreds Of Victims To Fraudulently Obtain More Than $2.2 Million In Tax Refunds

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U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Toyosi Alatishe, a/k/a Felix Victor Johnson, age 49, of Columbia, Maryland, today to 11 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for a conspiracy to commit credit/debit card fraud, wire fraud, and for aggravated identity theft, in connection with two separate schemes to obtain fraudulent tax refunds. Judge Blake entered an order requiring Alatishe to pay restitution in the amount of $2,287,959.67. A federal jury convicted Alatishe on all 16 counts on January 24, 2019.