ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty Tuesday for defrauding the IRS out of more than $2 million, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Robert Mahan Tiwari, who was charged on Dec. 27, 2010, could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of filing a false claim for a tax refund.

In his plea agreement, Tiwari admitted he filed a U.S. Individual Income Tax Return for himself on June 14, 2010, claiming a tax refund in the amount of $906,419, which he knew he was not entitled to. Also, he filed six additional tax returns for 2008 and 2009 under the names of other people. Those returns requested a combined refund of approximately $1.3 million.

Tiwari’s sentencing date has yet to be scheduled.

Comments (4)
  1. TheJigIsUp says:

    We The People would be amazed at how much the IRS has defrauded Us over the years. The scope of it is breathtaking.

  2. Smooth Criminal says:

    What an idiot! Should be featured on “Americas Dumbest Criminals”. He didn’t think they would audit a refund that big, lol! Government rips you off, you can’t rip off the government.

  3. Chris says:

    Page 1 of the Tax papers say Taxes are “Voluntary”. Yet, if you don’t pay, by by, off to prison. So Why do they keep that word in the Tax book?

  4. Michael Jacobi says:

    How much do you have to make to get a $900,000 return? The guy can’t afford an accountant to do his tax return? Complete crook, criminal, idiot, etc….lock him up so he can’t screw anyone out of their hard earned money. If you can try and screw Uncle Sam, you’d screw anyone over.

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