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Ex-convict admits fraud, bogus tax returns for pro athletes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An ex-convict from California has pleaded guilty to fraud schemes totaling more than $25 million that included exaggerated tax returns for professional athletes and exploiting federal pandemic relief programs.

Quin Ngoc Rudin, 45, of Chino, California, pleaded guilty to wire fraud Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

Rudin served as director of California-based Mana Tax Services. He represented himself to professional athletes as an expert in the tax code who could get them big refunds. He admitted as part of his plea agreement to submitting tax returns on behalf of nine different athletes that grossly inflated the returns to which they were entitled.

Two of the bogus returns included fabricated farm losses.

The athletes who served as Rudin’s clients are not identified in court papers, but documents say that several of them had their practice facility in the Eastern District of Virginia and that

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