Christiansburg man convicted of tax, bankruptcy fraud charges

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Christiansburg man, who filed multiple false tax returns between 2012 and 2014 in an attempt to receive fraudulent tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service, was convicted this week on multiple tax fraud and bankruptcy fraud charges, authorities say.

Regan Dwayne Reedy, 55, a.k.a. "Wegani Diwaini Klandag Anisahoni," was found guilty by a federal jury on one count of conspiracy to commit tax fraud, two counts of making a false declaration in a bankruptcy proceeding, two counts of concealment of property in a bankruptcy proceeding and three counts of false testimony in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Authorities say Reedy filed a number of fraudulent tax returns for individuals, claiming refunds.

The returns were a part of a "1099-OID scheme" , in which the returns claimed excessive federal withholding that resulted in excessive claims for refunds.

Most of the fraudulent returns were detected before refunds were issued, however, one refund in the amount of $156,191 was issued.

Twice in 2012 and again in 2014, Reedy and his wife filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In those filings, Reedy omitted assets from their bankruptcy schedules and concealed assets from the bankruptcy trustee.

At a creditors’ meeting, he falsely testified as to his sources of support and assets.