Chino Pleads Guilty to Schemes Costing Taxpayers More Than $25 Million – Press Enterprise

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An ex-convict in California has pleaded guilty to fraud schemes totaling more than $25 million that included inflated tax returns for professional athletes and the exploitation of federal pandemic relief programs.

Quin Ngoc Rudin, 45, of Chino, pleaded guilty to wire fraud Friday in Alexandria US District Court.

Rudin served as director of California-based Mana Tax Services. He represented himself to professional athletes as an expert on the tax code who could get big refunds. He admitted as part of the plea deal that he filed tax returns on behalf of nine different athletes that grossly inflated the income to which they were entitled.

Two of the false statements included fabricated farm losses.

The athletes who served as Rudin’s clients are not identified in the court documents, but the documents say that several of them had their practice facilities in the Eastern District of Virginia and that Rudin flew to Leesburg, Virginia, to meet with one of them. .

The Washington Commanders football team has practice facilities near Leesburg.

Rudin collected 30% of the inflated returns, according to court documents.

Rudin also submitted more than $100 million in fraudulent loan applications under the government’s Paycheck Protection Program on behalf of various businesses.

Prosecutors estimate that tax fraud and loan fraud combined cost taxpayers between $25 million and $65 million.

Rudin, who also used the name “Dean Rudin,” was sentenced in 2016 to five years in prison for a different fraud scheme. Among other scams, Rudin was linked to a multi-million dollar fraud scheme that exploited grants received by American Samoa that were supposed to provide relief to the territory after the 2009 tsunami.

Rudin will be sentenced in the Virginia case in August.

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