AZ tax cheat admits guilt: aided illegals filing fake claims

The daily newspaper reports that according to court records, Elias Bermudez has pleaded guilty to preparing false tax returns. The open borders newspaper blandly refers to him as an “Arizona immigrant-rights activist.” 

Investigative reporter Linda Bentley, writing for the Sonoran News covered Bermudez’ indictment in October 2017. Her comprehensive report covers specifics relating to the crime and penalties a conviction carries. 

Bermudez, founder of the deceptively titled, Immigrants Without Borders and owner of El Centro de Ayuda (The Help Center), was indicted on 27 counts of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns. He is accused of advising clients to claim unqualified dependents living in Mexico in order to gain $1,000 Child Tax Credit deductions per child.

Bermudez also operates El Centro de Progreso tax preparation in Phoenix and Tucson.

This shocking exposé  (video also follows post) by Indiana TV 13 is from 2013, but obviously our south of the border neighbors, are still honing their fraudulent schemes, using phony documents and false income to claim tax credits for children who do not live in the United States and are not even children of the filers. The reporter detailed that that the cost to American citizen taxpayers was $4.2 billion yearly, involving 2 million unqualified illegals getting massive tax credits. Those numbers have undoubtedly increased in the five years since this report was filed. The newscaster reports the IRS is aware of the enormous loophole, but the agency claims congress needs to address it.

This astronomically priced fraud should be a major concern of Arizona U.S. Congressmen Raul Grajalva (D-CD3) and Ruben Gallego (D-CD 7), who both represent Hispanic heavy districts. They have been silent on the subject, as has Democrat gubernatorial candidate David Garcia. It’s time for the Republicans to boldly take on this outrageous scam. We elected them to represent us. That includes protecting our hard-earned tax dollars.


9 Responses to AZ tax cheat admits guilt: aided illegals filing fake claims

  1. VINOAZ says:

    Nothing is too ridiculous for the American taxpayer to endure. When are we going to take back our country?

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    I’m taking a leap here in assuming this character, Elias Bermudez, is a U.S. citizen. If he is, why would he put illegal aliens and their ability to cheat American taxpayers above all else? I hope he gets the book thrown at him.

  3. East Valley Conservative says:

    Just finished watching the mind boggling video from the news team in Indiana. If this criminality was being exposed in the heartland of middle America in 2013, where are the local Arizona stations? Now that their endless coverage of John McCain’s funerals are finally concluded maybe they could do an expose of this widespread and costly fraud. John McCain is no longer able to destroy anyone for speaking the truth about the illegal alien crisis.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Arizona TV “news” stations are nothing but fluff and puff.
    How about that bear swinging in a hammock in a New Jersey backyard? Yeah, let’s cover that.

    If you’re in Phoenix, you have no idea what the news might be in Flagstaff (unless it is snowing, then yeah, let’s drive to Flag and stand out in the snow with a camera crew). Same with Tucson, no idea what goes on there.
    No Real News from AZ TV channels.
    No Real News from AZ Rag

    No Representation (if you are a legal citizen, unless you are a teacher) from the 9th floor or from elected officials statewide and Fed.

    It would be in your best interest if you would read the following Executive Order recently signed by President Trump.

    In case you are unaware, agencies within our own government as well as British foreign agencies are doing their utmost to take down our form of government, including our President.
    This is NOT a joke.

    MIdterm elections are coming up. Stay vigilant.Take heed of

  5. jake sez says:

    I would like to say I am surprised at the actions taken by these evil people. But I am not. They plead with us for asylum and mercy. We admit more immigrants into this country than any other country and give them aid and safe places to sleep and live. How do they repay these kindnesses? They steal from us.

    • Tucson GOP PC says:

      They do steal from us! But they couldn’t do it as easily without the lack of will of those who are supposed to represent us allowing this level of crime to occur. Americans stealing on this level would be charged, tried, found guilty and be spending years behind bars. These folks so beloved by McCain, Flake and Kyl (who all promote amnesty for illegals) get to stand with their backs to the camera as they admit their thievery.

      Those of you who don’t live in Pima County, should come down and see what has happened to our area. Unless you live in Oro Valley or a gated community, with decent charter or private schools in proximity, you and your family are doomed. Tucson Unified School District is a not very funny joke.

      • LD 23 PC says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kyl, Flake, and Lindsey Graham give another concerted push for amnesty, this time saying it’s to honor the memory of the newest deity, John McCain.

        That’s what McCain and Kyl tried (and failed) to do when their leftist amnesty cohort Ted Kennedy died.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Please pray to God for protection over our President and our military.
    Much, much going on today.

    (Did you see Obama on TV? even F-O-X. dissing our President)

    All kinds of Ops going on in Syria. Because of what McCain did.

    Rod Rosenstein will be without a job today.

    Watch the markets.

    They are beyond desperate.

    Stay vigilant.

    Dangerous diseases being brought in on commercial planes over the past 3 days. You can thank the See Eye A(a).
    Situational awareness is important.