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New York Man Sentenced For Tax Fraud And Identity Theft In Darien

Darien police helped in the federal investigation of a New York man sentenced to two years in prison for tax fraud and identity theft.
Darien police helped in the federal investigation of a New York man sentenced to two years in prison for tax fraud and identity theft. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. – A New York man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in New Haven after being convicted of tax fraud and identity theft in Darien.

Cesar Penson Perez, 28, was sentenced to two years prison and three years of supervised release after being involved in a stolen identity tax fraud scheme that totaled more than $7.5 million.

Perez was responsible for $360,000 in the scheme and was ordered to pay that amount as restitution.

Along with Waterbury resident Julio Lara Trinidad, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison in May, Perez and four others opened 59 bank accounts with an eye toward depositing tax refund checks with Social Security numbers they illegally purchased.

The investigation was a joint effort between the IRS, U.S. Postal Service, Secret Service, Homeland Security and the Danbury and Darien police departments.

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