Detroit rapper sentenced to prison for role in $27 million tax fraud scheme

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A Detroit rapper was sentenced to 4.5 years successful situation for her domiciled successful stealing $27 cardinal successful a fraud scheme that spanned six states, national prosecutors said Friday. 

Sameerah Marrell, 42, besides known arsenic Sameerah Anderson, Sameerah Pickett, Crème, and Loren Boyd, must besides salary $7.9 successful restitution, nan Justice Department said. A national judge successful Detroit besides ordered her to complete 3 years of supervised merchandise upon leaving prison. 


Detroit rapper taxation fraud

Sameerah Marrell, 42, a erstwhile personnel fo a female rap group, took portion successful a multi-million taxation fraud scheme, national prosecutors said.  (Fox Detroit / Fox News)

Between 2014 and 2022, Marrell, who was a personnel of nan female rap group "Deuces Wild," and others defrauded nan Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and authorities treasury departments successful Minnesota, Georgia, Maryland, Arizona, Connecticut, and Colorado by filling 122 mendacious taxation returns, national prosecutors said. 

They sought much than $13.6 cardinal from nan IRS and $14.7 cardinal from nan six states by claiming "bogus" refunds they were ne'er entitled to, authorities said. Marrell committed immoderate of nan fraud aft she was arrested for making mendacious claims to nan IRS. 

"Ms. Marrell committed an astonishing magnitude of fraud against national and authorities agencies. She besides proved herself incorrigible, continuing her scams moreover aft her first arrest," said Charles Miller, acting typical supplier successful complaint of IRS Criminal Investigation successful Detroit.

Once Marrell was charged, she fled nan state, FOX Detroit reported. She was caught successful December 2022.