In the inner city everybody uses each others kids on tax forms because low income poeple get EARNED INCOME CREDIT (E.I.C.) so they get back thousands of dollars they NEVER PAID INTO THE IRS just for having kids...It's a big racket and a lot of fraud involved... But you keep paying your taxes!
A man fatally shot his girlfriend’s brother in March after his federal tax form was rejected because both men claimed the woman’s son as a dependent, prosecutors said today in court.
Judge Donald Panarese ordered Keith Middleton, 33, of the 6600 block of South Yale Avenue, held without bail during a hearing today.
Middleton is charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Ricky Brown, who was shot in the Englewood neighborhood in the 700 block of West 61st Street on March 21, authorities said.
In February, 2011, the victim filed his 2010 federal taxes claiming a child of his sister, identified as Rachael Brown, as a dependent, prosecutors said.
But in April, when Rachael Brown filed Middleton’s taxes electronically and it was rejected by the IRS because the same dependent was claimed, she accused her brother of illegally claiming her son on his taxes, prosecutors said.
Middleton, who was dating Rachel Brown, was incarcerated during this period but was released in September of 2011.
From December of 2011 through March of this year, the three had several unreported arguments including one on March 9.
Ricky Brown was with a witness when Middleton pulled up and exited a van belonging to Rachael Brown, then yelled for Ricky Brown and the witness to get out of the car, according to prosecutors.
Middleton then took a gun from the van and placed it in his pocket. As they drove closer, Middleton drew the gun out and yelled again for them to get out of the car, but the witness drove away, prosecutors alleged.
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