By Paul Berger, January 20, 2011
A Chicago man posing as a rabbi attempted to steal £34 million by filing fraudulent tax returns using the identities of dead people and prison inmates.
Marvin Berkowitz, 64, pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a Chicago court on Friday.
He faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in June.
Berkowitz and his accomplices, who included family members, scoured online records for the names and social security numbers of the dead and of prisoners.