Super big bummer. If you haven’t heard of Alex Chilton, do yourself a favor and check out the first three Big Star records and see how wildly influential and strikingly talented this guy was. He also was, obviously, a huge influence for Paul Westerberg and the Replacements, who nameed one of their flagship songs after him. If that isn’t enough, when he was the teen he sang “The Letter” with the Box Tops, which alone would solidify his spot as a true legend. Big Star were supposed to be playing some sets down at SXSW this year, which is happening this upcoming weekend. Hopefully his music will get more attention now, although that is a hollow consolation for losing such a great talent.
INMATE CHARGED WITH IDENTITY THEFT
US Fed News Service, Including US State News November 20, 2009 TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 19 — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued the following news release:
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) Tallahassee Regional Operations Center, Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDOC) Inspector General’s Office and United States Postal Inspection Service yesterday charged Michael William Joseph, 50, with fraudulent use of personal identification and organized fraud. this web site irs tax refund
The case began in April 2009 when an Apalachee Correctional Institution employee observed suspicious activity involving Joseph and his mother, Deloris Werner. The FDOC contacted FDLE for investigative assistance.
The investigation revealed that Joseph obtained personal information from other inmates to fraudulently complete more than 50 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax refund forms totaling more than $88,000. Once the tax refunds were approved by the IRS and deposited into Joseph’s bank account, Werner made structured deposits into Joseph’s inmate canteen account.
Joseph was charged with seven counts of fraudulent use of personal identification and one count of organized fraud. He faces a maximum 90 year prison sentence if convicted on all charges. see here irs tax refund
Werner was charged with principle to fraudulent use of personal identification. She faces a maximum 15 year prison sentence if convicted of the charge.
Joseph remains an inmate of the FDOC. Werner was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.
Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky and Mike Morrison, 850/410-7001.