Ex-Wells Fargo Manager, Hakop Zakaryan, Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud, Scheme that Laundered $14 Million in Tax Fraud Proceeds

Ex-Wells Fargo Manager, Hakop Zakaryan, Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud, Scheme that Laundered $14 Million in Tax Fraud Proceeds

SANTA ANA, CA (STL.News) – A former bank branch manager at Wells Fargo pleaded guilty yesterday to one felony count of bank fraud for using his position to help launder proceeds of a tax fraud and identity theft scheme that used false identities and bogus Republic of Armenia passports to fraudulently obtain $14 million in tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service.

Hakop Zakaryan, 34, of Glendale, entered a guilty plea this afternoon before United States District Judge Andrew J.

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