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Underreporting of state revenue results in criminal indictment

May 22, 2009

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man faces dozens of counts of mail fraud connected to the underreporting of state tax revenue, criminal investigators with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) announced Friday.

A federal grand jury indicted Husam Mubarak, age 45, of Baton Rouge, with 24 counts of mail fraud. Mubarak is charged with falsely reporting the gross receipts of Atcha Bakery & Café, Inc., at 3221 Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge. He is believed to have failed to report more than $230,000 over a 12-month period during 2006 and 2007.

Agents with LDR’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) worked on the joint task force with investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement; United States Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General; and the East Baton Rouge Parish Department of Revenue. The United State’s Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana is prosecuting the case.

Mubarak faces up to 20 years in prison a $250 thousand fine, or both, for each count in the indictment.

For more information, contact:

Barry Kelly
Director, Criminal Investigations Division (CID)
Louisiana Department of Revenue
225-219-2280
Barry.kelly@la.gov