Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
5 Sentenced In Ohio In Tax Fraud Scheme
Federal authorities in Ohio say five people have been sentenced to prison in a scheme to file tax returns in the name of dead taxpayers to defraud the Internal Revenue Service of at least $1.7 million.
Prosecutors say four Ohioans and a Florida man were sentenced this week in Cleveland. They pleaded guilty to various charges in March. Some of the charges included conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Prosecutors say co-conspirators directed refunds to Florida locations and checks generated by the returns were mailed to co-conspirators in Florida.
A sixth defendant also from Ohio will be sentenced June 8.
The six were indicted in January. Prosecutors say the scheme occurred from April 2009 to at least last August.