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Orange County Federal Jury Found Man Guilty of Filing False Tax Returns that Omitted $2 Million of Income

Posted by John Rogers | Apr 06, 2022

A federal jury in Orange County found a local real estate investor who successfully flipped foreclosed homes guilty of three criminal tax charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported in a press release.

John Rampello, of Santa Ana, was found guilty of two counts of subscribing to false individual income tax return and one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false individual income tax return.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled in June before U.S. District Judge David O. Carter. Rampello faces a statutory maximum of nine years in federal prison.

According to the evidence presented at trial, Rampello, along with his business partners, was an established and successful property flipper of foreclosed homes in Orange County since the mid-1990's. During the tax years 2014 through 2016, Rampello and his partners flipped approximately 170 homes and Rampello's portion of the profits was approximately $2 million. Rampello then concealed part of his earnings and under reported his income for the years 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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