Third time’s the charm for Michael Dexter Little, who was convicted of tax fraud in 1999, 2003 and again in 2022. This time, Little also added conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and identity theft to his already extensive record.
From 2019 to 2021, Little filed a number of false tax returns claiming large, bogus fuel tax credits. The returns were filed in his name, those of co-conspirators and identity theft victims.
Little and his co-conspirators received 12.3 million dollars in false refunds and were attempting to collect another 27 million dollars when they were caught. Little laundered a large portion of the money, paid for almost everything in cash, and used a significant amount to purchase real estate and other assets.
In addition to the $12.3 million plus, he has to pay back in restitution, Little was sentenced to 19 years and six months in federal prison.