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Wakenya Wafungwa Kansas!

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  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Sisters’ Pursuit of Education in US


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    The Kansas City courthouse in which the Kenyans were sent to prison

    By SAMUEL SIRINGI Posted Friday, November 14 2008 at 23:29

    A family’s hopes after sending two daughters to the US for further studies, expecting them to come back with university degrees, have been dashed. Loretta Wavinya, 32, and Lillian Nzongi, 28, were on Friday sent to jail in the US for fraud.

    The US law came down hard on the sisters who were convicted for multi-million-dollar fraud involving stealing identity documents of residents of a nursing home in the American heartland and making false tax returns.

    They will serve a joint 20-year jail term for defrauding the tax collecting agent, the Internal Revenue Service (the equivalent to Kenya Revenue Authority) of close to Sh1 billion. Wavinya was sentenced to 14 years, while Nzongi will serve five years and 10 months.

    The attorney for the western district of Missouri, Mr John Wood, said the women, who went to the US on student visas, conned the government of millions of dollars in Missouri.

    “Today’s lengthy sentences send a clear message to others who may be considering cheating the tax-payers or using other people’s identities,” he said.

    But Wavinya’s sentence was even lighter. Under the US law, she could have been liable to a mandatory minimum sentence of up to 27 years in prison, plus a fine of up to Sh4.88 billion ($750,000).

    Ther woman who hatched the plot to rob the revenue organisation of a staggering $15 million (Sh975 million), pleaded guilty in June to having a hand in the conspiracy.

    The Kansas City resident admitted the offence before US judge John Maughmer to the charges contained in a July 18, 2007, prosecution.

    Wavinya was taken to a Kansas City court last year, along with four other Kenyans, to face various counts of tax fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, identity theft and conspiracy.

    The prosecution described her at the time as the leader of the racket in which the more than 360 fraudulent tax refund claims were filed.

    Arraigned in court together with Wavinya were Nzongi, Aaron Mutavi, 28, Moses Ndubai, 33, and 23-year-old Vincent Ogega.

    Another seven Kenyans, some of whom are believed to have since returned home, were linked by investigators to the case.
    Ogega was recently sentenced to 12.5 months’ imprisonment, while Mutavi was sentenced to “time served” — which means that he was released.

    Mr Ndubai and Mr Kamau are awaiting sentencing.

    The scheme involved stealing the identity information of hundreds of victims, primarily residents of old people’s homes, which were used to seek the more than Sh975 million in federal tax refunds.

    Wavinya and her accomplices were first charged with the offence in July, last year. She later admitted to having a substantial role in the conspiracy to steal identity information, predominantly from elderly nursing home patients.

    She then used the information to file at least 365 fraudulent federal tax return forms from February 2005 to July, last year. Together with fellow conspirators, she sought refunds in 27 different states.

    In addition, Wavinya pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity information theft.

    She committed the offences while she worked as a tax preparer and as a certified radiology technician in Kansas City.


    DAILY NATION*- Sisters’ pursuit of education in US
     
  2. Shadow

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    Sasa jamaa wakiongeza vigezo kwenye kupata Viza tunapiga kelele. Kazi kweli kweli.
     
  3. Nyani Ngabu

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    Hawa poa tu watatoka muda si mrefu baada ya Obama kuapishwa....
     
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    HELL NO...!!!
    Don't connect Obama to these thieves.
    Huko kuwa na baba mkenya imekuwa nongwa....puhleeezzz...!!!
    Don't try to spoil Obama's reputation......
    I hear McCain is running for senate......go and Volunteer.....lol
     
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    What senate?
     
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    What a bloody shame!!! totally embarrasing for Kenyans.
    One can never deny the IRS, they will find that money no matter what!!
    That was the 1st mistake. Render unto Uncle Sam what is his!!
     
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    I was just messing with you....He's going back to his old job...
     
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    Hawa ni wezi kifungo nihaki yao
     
  9. Binti Maringo

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    By SAMUEL SIRINGI Posted Friday, November 14 2008 at 23:29
    Daily Nations.

    A family’s hopes after sending two daughters to the US for further studies, expecting them to come back with university degrees, have been dashed. Loretta Wavinya, 32, and Lillian Nzongi, 28, were on Friday sent to jail in the US for fraud.

    The US law came down hard on the sisters who were convicted for multi-million-dollar fraud involving stealing identity documents of residents of a nursing home in the American heartland and making false tax returns.

    They will serve a joint 20-year jail term for defrauding the tax collecting agent, the Internal Revenue Service (the equivalent to Kenya Revenue Authority) of close to Sh1 billion. Wavinya was sentenced to 14 years, while Nzongi will serve five years and 10 months.

    The attorney for the western district of Missouri, Mr John Wood, said the women, who went to the US on student visas, conned the government of millions of dollars in Missouri.

    “Today’s lengthy sentences send a clear message to others who may be considering cheating the tax-payers or using other people’s identities,” he said.

    But Wavinya’s sentence was even lighter. Under the US law, she could have been liable to a mandatory minimum sentence of up to 27 years in prison, plus a fine of up to Sh4.88 billion ($750,000).

    Ther woman who hatched the plot to rob the revenue organisation of a staggering $15 million (Sh975 million), pleaded guilty in June to having a hand in the conspiracy.

    The Kansas City resident admitted the offence before US judge John Maughmer to the charges contained in a July 18, 2007, prosecution.

    Wavinya was taken to a Kansas City court last year, along with four other Kenyans, to face various counts of tax fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, identity theft and conspiracy.

    The prosecution described her at the time as the leader of the racket in which the more than 360 fraudulent tax refund claims were filed.

    Arraigned in court together with Wavinya were Nzongi, Aaron Mutavi, 28, Moses Ndubai, 33, and 23-year-old Vincent Ogega.

    Another seven Kenyans, some of whom are believed to have since returned home, were linked by investigators to the case.
    Ogega was recently sentenced to 12.5 months’ imprisonment, while Mutavi was sentenced to “time served” — which means that he was released.

    Mr Ndubai and Mr Kamau are awaiting sentencing.

    The scheme involved stealing the identity information of hundreds of victims, primarily residents of old people’s homes, which were used to seek the more than Sh975 million in federal tax refunds.

    Wavinya and her accomplices were first charged with the offence in July, last year. She later admitted to having a substantial role in the conspiracy to steal identity information, predominantly from elderly nursing home patients.

    She then used the information to file at least 365 fraudulent federal tax return forms from February 2005 to July, last year. Together with fellow conspirators, she sought refunds in 27 different states.

    In addition, Wavinya pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity information theft.

    She committed the offences while she worked as a tax preparer and as a certified radiology technician in Kansas City.
     
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    Mmmmmmmh.....! hii kali, labda kaka yao Obama atawapa msamaha.......!though this could be possible if it was bongo!
     
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    Wale wabongo waliokamatwa Texas wanaiba vifaa vya HP waliishia wapi hivi? Akiwemo former ITV presenter.
     
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    Kenyans been doing this illegal deals long kipindi..ila sema sas ahivi watazidisha kutokana na kaka yao kuwa raisi...
     
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    Sizani kama Onyango Obama atakuwa na muda wa kupoteza kwa vibaka , kwa kuwa ana asili nao,hizi ndizo tabu za uswahilini kufukiria uzembe.
     
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    wee kwenye ile victory speech wakenya walishapewa day off kuanzia alhamisi mpaka ijumaa off hakuna kazi wakati wamarekani wenyewe wanapiga mzigo kama kawaida...wakenya bwana never cease to amaze me!.
     
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    and they will continue to amaze you. Kan'gethe!!!!!
     
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