MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Several individuals alleged they were induced into purchasing fraudulent tax credits.
Duane Starks, Jevon Kearse, Laveranues Coles, et al. filed a complaint on Dec. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Chuhak & Tecson PC, Gary J. Stern, David Shiner, et al. for alleged violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they were induced into acquiring allegedly fraudulent tax credits that were represented by the defendants to be in compliance with Internal Revenue Code Section 29/45K. The plaintiffs claim defendants represented that by claiming the credits purchased from them, they and others in the class could substantially decrease their tax liability, but instead they were sold bogus tax credits.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants engaged in criminal activities with the intent to defraud individuals and corporations of their business and property and obtained money by means of false pretenses, representations or promises.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek recovery of costs, expenses of suit, pre- and post-judgment interest, award of compensatory, punitive and additional damages, disgorgement of fees paid, and all other relief may be entitled. They are represented by Kadisha D. Phelps of Sweetapple, Broeker, & Varkas PL in Miami and Daniel F. Konicek and Amir R. Tahmassebi of Konicek & Dillon PC of Geneva, Illinois.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 0:17-cv-62366-JIC