160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! John pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins to charges of conspiracy to defraud the government with respect to claims, embezzlement and identity theft charges. John is accused of reporting fictitious gambling winnings and withholding amounts, the IRS report said. The gambling winnings were detailed on the false tax returns from various Southern California horse-racing tracks. John and accomplices used stolen identifications including one from a dead person to file the claims, Moriarty said in the release. Money from the scheme was moved through several bank accounts belonging to other individuals, some of whom were paid for participating, the release said. In his plea, John admitted he and a co-conspirator filed false income tax returns with the IRS, claiming fraudulent refunds of at least $449,084. A Stevenson Ranch man faces up to 22 years in prison and a hefty fine after pleading guilty this week to filing false tax returns that included fabricated refunds due to cover funds withheld for taxes for bogus gambling payouts. Kenneth John, who used a variety of aliases as well as stolen identities, claimed fraudulent refunds for more than $449,000, IRS Special Agent Michael Moriarty said in a press release. Among those whose names he signed on tax return forms was that of a dead man, according to a report by the Internal Revenue Service criminal-investigation team. John has been held without bail since his arrest Dec. 7 at his home. He will be sentenced May 7 and faces a maximum of 22 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $750,000.
“I am pleased to make such a move to the NSL because this is something that many players my age have not yet achieved. I don’t take it for granted and my first order of business will be to fight for a regular starting position at Police,” Dawo said.He added; “I have always admired Gor Mahia from when I was a kid and it would be a dream come true for me if I got the opportunity to play for them.”Dawo was a darling of the crowd during the tournament and scored the winning goal that took the team to the final in a scintillating semi-final against local side Beirut FC.South B United’s Abraham Dawo vies for an aerial ball with GAA Huruma’s Newton Mugo during the Koth Biro final on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe forward, blessed with height and pace says winning the tournament and bagging the golden boot in his first ever tournament was a huge boost to his confidence and he hopes he can take on that same form to the Super League with Police.“It has been very tough especially in the knockout stages when you play with so many fans in the pitch and you have to keep your head level. But I am pleased with how I have performed and the team as well and hopefully, this does not stop here,” Dawo added.He has also been showered with praise by his coach Omondi who described him as one of the best upcoming forwards in the country.“He is a young boy, very focused and I am happy with how he has played. For me as a coach I have always believed in youth and there are very many who have passed through my hands. Hopefully he becomes another success story,” the tactician, famed for the FISA Academy added.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Koth Biro Golden Boot winner Abraham Dawo receives his trophy from former Kenyan international Mike Okoth, father to Liverpool FC forward Divock Origi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8- Having hit six goals for South B United in their campaign to be crowned Koth Biro champions, striker Abraham Dawo has placed his target to play for 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia in the next few years.The 17-year old, younger brother to former Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia winger Patrick Oboya has already been snapped up by Police FC head coach Charles ‘Korea’ Omondi who also coached South B at the Koth Biro tourney. read more