Carpentersville man admits his mail fraud crime in court

Carpentersville man admits his mail fraud crime in court

Roberto Fisher, a 50-year-old Carpentersville man, pleaded guilty in the court. Sara L. Ellis, a US District Judge, heard the mail fraud in which Fisher admitted his crime via a written plea agreement. He admitted that he was involved in a fraudulent scheme. He obtained money from the US Treasury Department in an illegal way.

Fisher is facing the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He will be presented in the sentencing hearing on March 27, 2020, at 10;30 am. According to the plea agreement, Fisher admitted that he met with Patty Cordoba, the owner and manager of Patty’s Tax Services (PTS), between March 9, 2010, and May 18, 2012. He provided them the wrong information for preparing fake tax returns on behalf of Mexican residents.

According to the plea agreement, Fisher provided the fraudulent information of 11 individuals and their families to the PTS. He obtained the information from the individuals by offering them money. He gave that information, individual tax identification numbers, to the employees of PTS including Mario Cordoba, Luisa Carbajal, and Alicia Arevalo. They used the information in the preparation of 53 fraudulent Form 1040s.

He admitted that he prepared four additional fraudulent forms after May 18, 2012. He also admitted that he mailed the 53 fraudulent tax return forms to the IRS Service Centers in Austin, Fresco, and Kansas City. The officials of the IRS Centers sent the letters to Fisher for sending additional details. Patty Cordoba and other employees prepared the letters in return to the IRS letter. Patty signed the letters on behalf of those individuals.

As a result of the fraudulent scheme, Fisher and other PTS employees obtained $207467 from the US Treasury Department. Patty Cordoba has already been sentenced to 55 months in federal prison. Arevalo has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. Carbajal has been sentenced to 16 months in prison. Mario Cordoba has been sentenced to 33 months in prison. Fisher will be sentenced on March 27, 2020.

Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Suburban Chicago Businessman Charged with COVID-Relief Fraud
A suburban Chicago businessman has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly fraudulently obtaining
Former Office Manager of Suburban Construction Company Charged With Fraud for Allegedly Embezzling More Than $2.3 Million in Company Funds
CHICAGO — The former office manager of a southwest suburban construction company has been charged
Fraud charges filed against suburban Chicago businessman involved in swindling hospitals
Dennis W. Haggerty, the president of At Diagnostic Inc., has been charged with one count
Massac County EMA’s former assistant director faces federal fraud charges
Christopher Thompson, a 29-year-old Kentucky man, has been charged with mail and wire fraud. He
Four Charged in Cell Phone Scam
An East St. Louis grand jury returned a five-count indictment against four St. Clair County
Fraud Charges Indictment for North Suburban Financial Adviser
Federal fraud charges indictment for a north suburban financial adviser for allegedly swindling clients who
Health Care Fraud Results in Prison Sentencing for Metro East Dentist
Defrauding Illinois Medicaid out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over a period of several
$2 Million Fraud Charges for Former Kankakee Wastewater Utilities’ Official
An indictment has been returned by a federal grand jury that charges 73-year old Richard
IDES investigates fraud scheme that impacted each state’s PUA programs
A widespread fraud scheme has been uncovered by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).
Online Romance Fraud Charges for Three Chicago-Area Residents
A variety of cyber-enabled fraud conspiracies have been identified by an undercover federal law enforcement