CAMDEN – A federal jury has convicted a Pemberton Township man of conspiring to dupe the IRS into approving tax refunds of more than $3 million.

John W. Barry Jr. and accomplices in four states allegedly took part in a “mortgage-recovery tax fraud” scheme for the 2014 tax year, according to federal authorities.

The scam led the IRS to issue refunds of about $34,000 to $785,000 for eleven people, according to a September 2020 indictment.

It alleged Barry and co-conspirators falsely claimed to the IRS that their clients had received income from their mortgage lenders or mortgage processing firms.  

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They then filed fraudulent forms with the IRS that asserted the companies had withheld “substantial taxes” on the non-existent income, leading the IRS to issue refunds.

A jury in Camden federal court has returned guilty verdicts against alleged tax scammer John W. Barry Jr. of Pemberton Township.

Barry typically charged each client…

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