A tipster (send in your tips here) is checking in today with an update regarding the Tax Defense Network that I previously wrote about in Tax Defense Network and Interesting Past Worth Knowing.
According to news reports, Dwayne Harmon, 42, former Vice President of Marketing for Jacksonville-based Tax Defense Network, was charged with four felonies: organized fraud of $50,000 or more, initiating theft and trafficking in stolen property, offense against intellectual property and a charge relating to an alleged violation of the Florida Money Laundering Act.
Allegedly Harmon stole data from the company where he was a vice president and was reselling it through his own website, bilking the company where he worked and his side customers out of a combined $1.7 million.
During that time, Harmon, who was responsible for purchasing sales leads for Tax Defense Network and entering them into the company’s database, allegedly diverted a number of them, valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars, to his own e-mail addresses.
Harmon then allegedly resold the harvested leads through a website representing Buzz Pulse Media Inc., a company he incorporated Dec. 1, 2008. According to Internet domain registrar Network Solutions LLC, the buzzpulsemedia.com site was registered with the Tax Defense Network as registrant. The website was still active as of Friday. – Source
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