Thursday, January 22, 2009

Online Tutors Involved in Money Laundering Scheme

According to this article in Carolyn Louper-Morris and her son William John Morris Jr are facing federal fraud and conspiracy charges after alleledgely collecting more than $2 million in state tax refunds that were meant for lower income families. The mother and son run an online tutoring business called Cyber 101.

Carolyn and William told families that they wouldn’t have to pay for the program if they allowed the business to file a tax return and claim the Minnesota Education Tax Credit. The U.S. District Court has charged the pair with one count of mail/wire fraud conspiracy, seven counts of wire fraud, four counts of mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and four counts of promotion money laundering.

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