Cortlandt Manor tax preparer known as ‘The Magician’ accused of $100 million tax fraud

The allegations suggest that Rafael Alvarez exploited his position to fabricate fraudulent tax returns, deceiving the government and potentially harming countless taxpayers.

News 12 Staff

Apr 16, 2024, 4:07 PM

Updated 34 days ago

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Rafael Alvarez, a tax preparer from Cortlandt Manor, known as "The Magician," is accused of orchestrating a massive tax fraud scheme that cost the government an estimated $100 million.
According to federal authorities, Alvarez, who served as the CEO and owner of a tax preparation company in the Bronx from 2010 to 2020, is accused of filing tens of thousands of false tax returns. The charges against him include conspiracy to defraud the United States, making false statements and aggravated identity theft.
The allegations suggest that Alvarez exploited his position to fabricate fraudulent tax returns, deceiving the government and potentially harming countless taxpayers. The scope of the alleged fraud underscores the significant impact it could have had on both the government's revenue and the individuals whose identities may have been misused.


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