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  • IRS scam artist guilty of duping the unwitting out o...

    Oct 25, 2018 | via Star Tribune 

    A busy scam artist has pleaded guilty to impersonating an IRS representative and duped victims in the Twin Cities and elsewhere into buying more than $250,000 worth of Target gift cards to pay off phony tax debts. Yu Zhang, 27, of Baldwin, Calif., entered his plea Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and remains jailed ahead of sentencing on Feb. 27. The plea deal between the prosecution and defense recommends a prison sentence of 2 to 2A1 2 years, restitution of at least $220,000, forfeiture of property obtained because of his crimes and three years' supervised release.

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