An illegal immigrant was indicted by a federal grand jury for his alleged role in a fraudulent multi-million dollar tax refund scheme, voter fraud, illegal re-entry, and possessing a firearm.
Kevin Kunlay Williams aka “Kunlay Sodipo”, a Nigerian citizen, was indicted on March 29 in Missouri for “mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, voter fraud, illegal reentry and being a felon in possession of a firearm,” according to a statement from the Department of Justice.
Williams was allegedly involved in what was described as “a sophisticated stolen identity refund fraud scheme,” where he and others allegedly stole identification documents belonging to public school employees. The stolen IDs were then used to electronically file more than 2,000 fraudulent income tax returns with the goal of obtaining over $12 million in refunds.
Williams is suspected to have entered the United States from Nigeria under the name “Kunlay Sodipo”, before being deported in 1995. He then illegally re-entered the United States in 1999 using “Williams” as his last name.
Williams was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm after he was allegedly caught with a gun on the day of his arrest in February.
The indictment also alleges that Williams falsely claimed he was a U.S. citizen when he registered to vote in federal, state and local elections in 2012. Williams is alleged to have voted in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.
Breitbart Texas previously reported on similar voter fraud cases pursued in state and federal courts where immigrants both legally and illegally present lied about their citizenship status for voter registration purposes. Breitbart reporting at the time also indicated where the Public Interest Legal Foundation uncovered more than 1,000 voters to be non-U.S. citizens in Virginia alone.
According to the Department of Justice, if convicted, “Williams faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each count of mail fraud, a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison for the aggravated identity theft, a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the illegal reentry, a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for each of the voter fraud counts, and a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the felon in possession of a firearm.”
Ryan Saavedra is a contributor for Breitbart Texas and can be found on Twitter at @RealSaavedra.