2 in Chicago guilty of defrauding IRS
Jurors have convicted two Chicago-area residents of trying to defraud the Internal Revenue Service by falsely claiming more than $11.7 million in tax refunds over several years.
A spokeswoman for the IRS criminal investigation’s office said jurors returned guilty verdicts on all counts against 55-year-old Mildred Maclin of Chicago and 58-year-old Derek Jackson of South Holland. Maclin and Jackson are to be sentenced in August. Prosecutors said the scheme included two others who pleaded guilty earlier. The government said the tax loss to the IRS was $1.4 million.