3 KC residents plead guilty in bogus tax return case

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 | 7:21 p.m. CDT; updated 8:04 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 17, 2008

KANSAS CITY — Three people have pleaded guilty for their roles in using identities of Kansas City-area nursing home residents to file bogus tax returns across the country.
A federal jury indicted 17 people in July 2007 for seeking more than $15 million in refunds.
U.S. Attorney John F. Wood said Kenya citizens 34-year-olds Moses Ndubai and Karingithi Gotonga Kamau, and 50-year-old Michael Anderson have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and to defraud the U.S. by impairing the collection of tax revenue.
All three were living in Kansas City.
Prosecutors say the defendants stole personal information of about 300 people and used it to file at least 365 fraudulent federal tax returns since February 2005.
Eight co-defendants have now pleaded guilty to the charges from the indictment.