21 August 2017
   
State media mum on Mnangagwa's return
Factional wars evident as Mahofa burial in chaos
SA: letting Grace go was no easy decision
Grace not off the hook yet, AfriForum
MDC govt to scrap ludicrous Mugabe day
Shamu says a proud Mugabe bootlicker
Dull, connected kids in Mugabe scholarship
Hint at fresh Mujuru, Tsvangirai tussle
MORE NEWS
Agribank reports $2,18m profit in H1
Turnall sales, cashflow on the rise
MORE BUSINESS
Churches at 2017 Byo Intwasa festival
Exiled artist in poetry against rights abuses
MORE SHOWBIZ
Chungwa brace sinks Ngezi Platinum
Mapeza’s Platinum edge Triangle to go top
MORE SPORTS
Reptiles and Eagles in High Noon: Dinizulu
A view: Grace Mugabe & diplomatic immunity
MORE OPINION
 
VP poison: prophecy or prediction?
Yesterday’s ogres & restorative justice
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
$10m Zimbabwe con to do less US time
18/12/2012 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Reduced jail time ... Kudzaishe Bhungu
 
RELATED STORIES

A ZIMBABWEAN man accused in a $10 million US tax fraud has had some of his charges dropped by federal prosecutors in exchange for his cooperation after entering a plea deal.

Kudzaishe Bungu, 26, pleaded guilty to engaging in illegal monetary transactions during a court appearance in Cincinnati on Monday.

Without a plea deal that led to the reduction of his charges, Bungu would have faced up to 60 years in jail, but now he faces only up to 10.

Another defendant in the case, Tawanda Marimbire, 23, is set to plead guilty on Jan, 10.

The two are part of seven Zimbabwean suspects that authorities say ran a tax preparation business in Cincinnati, and used the identities of at least 658 people to file false returns, collecting between $2.4 million and $10 million.

Suspects who are still at large include Kudzaiishe Marimbire, 34, Hlomera Mabhande, 30, (now late) Johanes Tagarisa, 37, Andrew Bere, 22, and Julius Marimbire, 32.

Mabhade died in a car accident in Zimbabwe on September 30, along Samora Machel Avenue in Harare.

He was reported to have been travelling to a party driving a convertible Mercedes when he was involved in a head-on collision.

A friend of his, Edward Dzingai, with whom he was travelling, was hurt in the crash and hospitalized.

Julius Marimbire, one of the suspects who skipped the US and fled to Zimbabwe, is reported to be living a flamboyant life in Masvingo.

A local newspaper reported recently that the fugitive was “spotted everyday cruising in top-of-the range vehicles, including Range Rovers, the latest Mercedes Benz, a Chrysler, and a Toyota Tundra.”



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker