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Two Milwaukee residents get jail time for tax fraud

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two Milwaukee residents were sentenced on May 22 for their involvement in a tax fraud scheme that defrauded the Wisconsin Department of Revenue out of $22,217 between January 2010 and October 2015.

50-year-old Raimone Lewis Sr. and 31-year-old Melissa Hlawek pleaded guilty to the charge back in March.

Lewis was sentenced to two years in prison and two years extended supervision for one count of filing a false income tax return and one count of identity theft to obtain money. Hlawek was sentenced to nine months in the Milwaukee House of Correction and three years probation for one count of being party to a crime of filing a false income tax return.

During the five years that the two were defrauding the government they filed 93 state income tax returns using false wage and tax statements from two fake businesses.

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