Man Gets 18-Month Sentence For Puerto Rican Tax Ripoff
A Bronx man in New York is headed to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in a scheme to fraudulently collect more than $300,000 in federal tax returns. The FBI said Pedro Rafael Castillo Roman, 27, was one of three men who filed tax returns under the names of Puerto Rican citizens, who normally don't even file U.S. tax returns for earnings made on the island. Agents recovered more than $310,000 when arresting the three suspects. The other two men are now awaiting sentencing, prosecutors said.