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Anti-Trump Lawyer Indicted on 33 Counts In Fraud Case

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John Castro, a Texas man who fought to keep former President Trump off the ballot, has been arrested on federal tax charges.

He was indicted on 33 counts of aiding the preparation of false tax returns, with prosecutors claiming he ran a tax preparation business that provided customers with fraudulent tax returns.

Castro allegedly promised significantly higher refunds by generating false deductions, leading to nearly $30,000 in fraudulent claims. (Trending: Michelle Obama Admits Being ‘Terrified’ Ahead of 2024)

“John Anthony Castro was indicted last week on 33 counts of aiding the preparation of false tax returns,” according to The Hill.

“Prosecutors claim he ran a virtual tax preparation business that provided customers with tax returns beyond what they were actually owed, defrauding the government,” the outlet continued.

According to court documents, prosecutors allege Castro would “promise a significantly higher refund than taxpayers could receive from other preparers and on many occasions, offered to split the additional refund with taxpayers.”

“In order to achieve these larger refunds, Castro generated false deductions, that were not based in fact, and which were submitted without the taxpayer’s knowledge,” continued the prosecutors.

“He was indicted on the same day that his ballot challenge in New Hampshire was dismissed. His attempts have also been thrown out in Florida and most recently in Nevada on Tuesday. While multiple 14th Amendment suits remain pending, none have gained significant traction,” the Hill reported.

Castro reportedly said, “I don’t care if they offered me one day probation and a slap on the wrist in exchange for a guilty plea.”

“This is going to trial. I am going to convince all 12 jurors that I am 100 percent innocent and that this is political retaliation,” he continued.

Despite his legal challenges to Trump’s ballot appearances, he maintains the case against him is politically motivated and intends to go to trial to prove his innocence.

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