Acting U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen announced Tuesday the owner of Medman’s Financial Services and social worker was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting the preparation of false federal income tax returns.
Forty-one-year-old Mohamed Mansaray of Springfield, Pennsylvania owned and operated a tax preparation services in Philadelphia. Mansaray filed fraudulent federal income tax returns, generating as much as $9,000 in refunds, according to court documents.
Medman conspired with other tax preparers to purchase stolen identities of more than 300 foster children from Gebah Kamara, a former employee with the Catholic Social Services. Kamara received between $200 and $300 for each stolen identity included on a tax return accepted by the IRS for processing.
Mansaray charged clients up to $800 for including a dependent on a tax return.
After pleading guilty in July 2014, Mansaray continue to prepare income taxes. His bail was revoked in May 2016 and he was imprisoned.
In addition to the prison term, Masaray was ordered to pay $5,277,041 restitution.