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For Immediate Release
May 30, 2002
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357

CONVICTED TAX CHEAT CHARGED AGAIN
Salisbury Man Already Serving Seven-Year Sentence

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. and Comptroller William Donald Schaefer announced today the filing of criminal tax charges against Bruce E. White, 44, a convicted tax cheat, for continuing to prepare and file fraudulent Maryland income tax returns for fellow inmates while in prison on a previous tax conviction. White, a resident of Salisbury, was charged in Somerset County Circuit Court with seven counts of tax fraud, relating to the preparation of false returns for himself and four individuals he met in the Eastern Correctional Institution where White is serving a seven-year sentence imposed in 1999 by a judge in Anne Arundel County.

The previous conviction involved the preparation by White of literally hundreds of phony Maryland income tax returns for both real and fictitious persons from 1993 to 1996. The current tax fraud charges relate to returns for tax year 2000 which were filed in 2001. The charges were filed in Somerset County because that is where White currently resides, in the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Maryland.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt The case will be prosecuted jointly by members of the Attorney General's Office and the Somerset County State's Attorney's Office.

No dates have been set yet in the Somerset County case.

 

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