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July 27, 2022

Georgia Man Arraigned in IRS Impersonation Scheme

On May 25, 2022, in the Northern District of Georgia, Damian Alphonse Addison was arraigned for charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering stemming from his role as an alleged co-conspirator in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) impersonation scheme.

According to the court documents, beginning September 2017 and continuing until September 2018, Addison, a co-conspirator along with other co-conspirators, allegedly engaged in an IRS impersonation scheme. Addison and the co-conspirators alleged role in the IRS impersonation scheme was to call victims and falsely state that the victims owed money to the IRS. In some instances, victims were allegedly falsely told that a warrant for their arrest had been issued because of the money owed to the IRS. These victims were then instructed to either make a payment by wire transfer or to deposit the funds directly into a bank account controlled by Addison. Addison allegedly received the wired funds and distributed a portion of the proceeds to his co-conspirators.

If convicted, Addison could face up to 20 years’ imprisonment.

Source:  The facts in this case narrative come from the following publicly available documents: N.D. Ga., Indict., filed May 17, 2022; N.D. Ga., Arrest Warrant, filed May 18, 2022; N.D. Ga., Plea, filed May 26, 2022 and N.D. Ga., Arraignment, filed May 26, 2022.