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Ethiopian man Sentenced for Trying to Steal Identity of US Attorney General

Cowardly but innocent crime
An honest coward?

By Elizabeth Sawicki,

An Ethiopian man in Atlanta has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for filing fraudulent income tax returns under several stolen identities, including that of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Yafait Tadesse pleaded guilty in November to stealing government funds. He will spend three years on supervised release after getting out of prison, and must also pay more than $4,000 in restitution to the IRS.

According to information presented in court, Tadesse, 21, and co-defendant Eyasu Abebe stole the identities of at least 10 victims. Continue reading Ethiopian man Sentenced for Trying to Steal Identity of US Attorney General