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7 Zimbabwe crooks’ proceeds of US$10m fraud uncovered

7 Zimbabwe crooks’ proceeds of US$10m fraud uncovered

US$10m FRAUD MASTERMIND - Kudzai Marimbire (RIGHT) and friend having a good time

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Published: 9 September 2012

CINCINNATI — Seven men from Zimbabwe have been indicted on charges of using the identities of hundreds of Americans to file false tax returns that netted them up to $10 million, officials announced Friday.

Julius Marimbire with brother Kudzai Marimbire

Julius Marimbire with brother Kudzai Marimbire

A federal grand jury indicted the men Thursday, charging them in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati with conspiracy, fraud, identity theft and money laundering. They each would face up to 60 years in prison if convicted of all the charges.

The indictment alleges that the men ran a tax preparation business in Cincinnati and that between 2006 and 2010 they used the identities of at least 658 people nationwide to file false tax returns and collect between $2.4 million and $10 million.

The men sent money and dozens of luxury cars and semi-trucks back to Zimbabwe but also kept much of the profits to themselves, the indictment says. Among items seized by authorities were multiple Mercedes-Benz cars, a Cadillac, an Audi, a BMW, watches by Burberry and Gucci and numerous laptops, iPads and TVs.

Three of the men are brothers and were identified as Kudzaiishe Marimbire, Tawanda Marimbire and Julius Marimbire, all citizens of Zimbabwe.

Also indicted were Hlomera Mabhande, Johanes Tagarisa and Kudzaishe Bungu, also all citizens of Zimbabwe.

A seventh man who was indicted, Andrew Bere, was listed as a U.S. citizen but is from Zimbabwe.

Tawanda Marimbire was arrested in April and is in federal custody, but authorities wouldn’t say where.

Bere is out pending a court hearing later this month, and a message left for him Friday wasn’t immediately returned. The rest of the men are believed to have fled the United States

The scheme was uncovered after a number of people across the nation were unable to file tax returns because returns already had been filed for them, U.S. attorney’s office spokesman Fred Alverson said.

Proceeds of Crime -  more trucks parked at suspects homes in Zimbabwe

Proceeds of Crime - more trucks parked at suspects homes in Zimbabwe

The trucks parked at their homes in ZImbabwe

The trucks parked at their homes in Zimbabwe

Proceeds of Crime - Luxury fleet of buses the men bought with the money

Proceeds of Crime - Luxury fleet of buses the men bought with the money

Julius and Kudzai's Mercedes cars parked outside their homes in CINCINNATI, USA

Julius and Kudzai's Mercedes cars parked outside their homes in CINCINNATI, USA


Posted by: Rombe

Ladies and gentleman, this is a sad day in history! These young men were living a time of their life! It's sad the flash life they had was a result of hugororo!

Posted by: Dhewa

Its so unfortunate, I know the father Mr Marimbire who was once a headmaster at Mutendi high school, he is here in the UK doing support work. The children have disgraced their father who is someone who did very well in Masvingo as an educator. The father will hide in shame because the children have disgraced their parents. Well, I am not very sure about the way they all went to US from Masvingo but rumour has it that they abused a scholarship that was meant to benefit the poor and they sent their children to the US. This was done in conjunction with the Bere family. Honestly its a shame, God has exposed everything you did, shame on you.

Posted by: Takesure

Did your parents take you to school so that you can be crooks?

Posted by: wasara

Some pple r idiots if u dont have the brain to make money thats u.havana kuuraya vanhu so wt the fuck why would u say they have shame the family.majaira kubirwa nevarungu.anyways good luck guys

Posted by: Kodza

Is this what you call brains to make money? You need help! Mbavhai mbavha chete whether Muringu or munhu mutema!

Posted by: Wasara

At least varikuba mari vachiudza upfumi bk kumusha inga kana ana padtor makandiwa varikuba mari neshoko ra mwari but vanhu hamutsure nezvavi.yes u might say i need help from ur point of view.u need help as well kuti ubvuse pfungwa dzechirombe and think of hw to make money

Posted by: Kodza

Iwe tsaga, you can still bring hupfumi kumusha usina kuba mhani bharanzi! Tese trikushanda tirimapenzi? Learn to be satisfied with the little you have? Kuba ndokuitasei?

Posted by: wasara

Mboko siya farai akadaro nekuti haana nguva newe u r writting bullshit.

Posted by: Lorraine Char

they forgot farai marimbire…where is the interpol i will tell them

Posted by: Lorraine Char

Marimbire has 4 sons..farai is in the loop i knw so

Posted by: Kodza

Ibai tone! Tichaona Kuti akangwara ndiyani – Mbavha, nevanhu vanoshandira mari yavo!

Posted by: wasara

Iwe ndiwe stanga uchafa nekushanda izvezvi hauna kaka chaunacho asi basa regodo.dzora shanje wangu cz wakatosara ende isu tinoti pamberi ne kumbira varungu kuti zvityise we have the brains kubira varungu shamwari.

Posted by: mukosho

hahaha ive bn waiting for this day for a long time..mapenzi evanhu..i hope they rot in jail..vakomana ivava vaivhaira nemari yekuba..matumbu iwawo ese achapera vapinda mujeri. and i hope they get 60yrs dzavarikutaura.

Posted by: mboko

Can the police go to the following address
5 Sandstone Avenue
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S9 1AJ

That is where the mothers lives, the bitch who gave birth to these dogs, and pick up th rest of the loot and also pick up the ugly son of theirs asara,if you dnt find him ask the manijches,they might know. for phone nummbers i have them and the landline mutuke people who disgrace our hard working zimbabweans

Posted by: Guest

I know her.its Edith Marimbire and i have address we kwaManjiche, vanonyepera kuita zvechurch hahahahaha

Posted by: Arthur

Hahahahahahahaha. zvakaoma akomana. Mari nehupenyu Hwevanhu.

Posted by: Mkanya

Thank you. I hope they are sodomised in jail for 60yrs. Some of us are rich but hatina watinobira. We dont hide when we see the police, we are not afraid of being investigated.. Dirty money will always lead you to ruin, at some point!

Posted by: MurdochR

And people wonder why getting a visa to anywhere on a zim passport is a nightmare!

Posted by: chenaicm

nyika yaipa

Posted by: chenaicm

munoziva soo ka, nyaya yekuba is bad. its sad that such a thing has happened

Posted by: chenaicm

imagine how the parents, friends and relatives are feeling. seka urema wafa. dzimwe nguva unofunga later later kuti hei zviya zvandakaitaka zvanga was not necessary. Mwari ngavatinzwire tsitsi

Posted by: chenaicm

Iweka!! iye Farai is the only decent son the marimbire. I knw him and i knw the family coz i moved with them from masvingo to uk. so for you to try and blacken his name, i sense a private animosity

Posted by: chenaicm

whatever it is you hate about him pedzeranai not spending yo time printing lies. Shame on you Loz, or is that even yo name

Posted by: umkhonto

Boys makayedza…exit strategy ndiyo yamakakoniwa…good luck. Nema assets amunawo kuZim, chiitai business kwaro kwete kuzofambisa gonyeti risina service…munoto buda D.
Avo vanoissa ma personal details evamwe pa website hatidi. Moderator please remove. Hutsotsi we boys hauneyi nana mothers details shuwa. Koiwe wanga uri virgin pawakarorwa/rora…asi waibva kuimba yakanaka wani. Inotambika…vana vanoita madiro vakura. Boys mafa mayedza…hutsotsi or not.

Posted by: umkhonto

Moderator please remove Mr & Mrs Marimbire's personal details from the comments. That is truely uncalled for. We cannot crucify the parents for the childs short comings.

Posted by: umkhonto

Ndimi vano fonera home office muchivaudza kuti hama dzenyu hadzina mapepa…Kana gonzo haridaro.

Posted by: Rombe

Vakaedza? You open your big mouth to say Mbavha yakaedza? What have become as a people? We now call bad things good and good bad..have mercy!

Posted by: guest

wat world do you live in if farai is decent,its the same breed,same nyoka i know farai from rotherham so dont be supporting mayb the biggest thief here,hw can he be absent whn all his brothers are thr.???? mubvunzo mukuru

Posted by: Zuuu

Ndirikutosvikawo izvozvi kubva kuHaiti, kwanzi chiiko? Nani wacho? Kwanzi maZimba aita sei?Saka zvichaitwa sei? Inga ma 1000! Kana paneyakasara ndipeiwo boyz!

Posted by: tisuanhu acho

zvanyanya zvemweya yevana yakusimuka

Posted by: Truth!!!!!!

Manje Kana Mese Murikufunga Kuti takauya Kuno Ku America kuzoita ma American mairasa mubhini, Ava ndivo maguy manje Mukoma Ross muguy manje, plus it sounds like mese murikukomenta muri ku England, chimbo uyayi kuno muone kuti Tirimusango, vamwe vanobata Tsuro vamwe mhembwe, vano taura semi munodzokera kumba ne maTamba, Otherwise dai muchito namatira Tawaz arimukati. But still still……Bla Julius muguy, Jowa muguy, Ex muguy,Bungu muguy, Libzie ndiye akasasa!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mai Bona

Kana tiri musango zvakurav kuti toita hugororo? MASANGO MATEMA ASI TOSE TIRKUSHANDA TICHIPUKUTA CHEMBERE!

Humbavha hapan kwahunokusvtsai vakomana except mujeri!

Posted by: Truth!!!!

@ Mai Bona,Tika nyasto pinda deep deep nenyaya yenyu time time kuti mupukute chembera makatoita chitsotsi maybe kana pamapepa chaio, but you will never admit it, Hanti renyu sango ndere kupukuta chembere? Ravo ndere Matax's "everyone here akatombo enda pana Chitepo achidao VISA" saka kana wapiwa oto reshandisa heavy!!!!!

Posted by: Mai Bona

Zijaya! Hugororo Hakuna kwahunokusvitsa! Takauya kuno kuzoshanda, kwete kuzoba! Ngatigutsikanei nezvishoma zvatunazvo!

Posted by: Truth

Chigororo apa chi? vakauraya munhu here? vakango pinda musystem chete apa… Magweta anoita izvi mazuva ese mumasystem avo asi hamuvatuke, wani…..

Posted by: Truth!!!!!

Manje inzwa inini……. Cash Irikunaka Sunny!!!!!!!

Posted by: hwachanja

tipei tinzwe sister munenge mune nyaya imimi

Posted by: chochochooo

how do you know he is in the loop, asi newewo uripo here kanakuti akakunya mboro and now you are just talking rubish? it seems as if you know more about it then every one

Posted by: chochochooo

all of you that are saying bad staff murimbuzi dzevhanu, in the bible it says "let he who hasnt sinned throw the first stone" are you telling me that all of you have never done wrong? kungoda kumhanyira kuita judge other people.

Posted by: chochochooo

just because vanhu vemubamenyu mahure does that mean kuti urihurewo, just a question?

Posted by: chochochooo

all of you who are posting shit, why not show your real names if what you are claiming is true, why hide under the gauze of a fake name?

Posted by: Anotida

Iwe unonzi chochochoo how,you nt even clever enuf to make up a name..hahaha Idiot

Posted by: tweet

yes its in the genes,its biological, be clever enough to educate yourself first.

Posted by: tweet

I do not understand why you feel the need to support such crime, you can say stupid stuff about people but I guess you should start by looking at how silly you are.This is a big scale scam and odds are that other brother is involved. So please go to school and do your maths thoroughly

Posted by: longman

takapambwa hupfumi nevarungu kudhara, moti ghoridhe nengoda kutora kwawo hakusi kuba. pamusoro pazvo nevanhu futi kutoba. siyai tidzore upfumi uhwu

Posted by: chochochooo

i know am not that clever, but those who a clever and can find ways to make money have made it…koiwe uripapi??? kungo kwangwaya nezara pauri ipapo. speak about my name, av u seen yours?lol, your a fucken joke

Posted by: chochochooo

u see how stupid you have shown your self to be, making a choice to be a part of something or not be does not require the type of biological genes that are in the family, its a a choice one makes and am guessing in this case he chose not to be a part of it. noting to do with genes……..kumusha kure

Posted by: chochochooo

one dosnt have to go to school to learn nyaya yacho, this is how you are showing kuit iwe TWEET you are stupid. in what curriculum do they teach nyaya iyi? i know the family, those who committed the crime committed it, but dont involve every one coz its not every one who was involved… difference between me and you is that iwe nyaya unoinzwira ku next door

Posted by: dr tag90

unonyepa iwe,uri ku care home pa shift.

Posted by: Liberty matonhodze m

But kana usina mota uchangobhadhara chete bhazi rekwa miles haukwiri ne nzungu muchamama chete nekuhater mo money bitches

Posted by: Liberty matonhodze

Libzy haangapone aitove ne benz futi gaya nyaya yacho ndiye akasasa gure rese

Posted by: Rombe

Imi vapfanha munongoti kushata!

Posted by: the ridge west

bring all the stolen treasure back home kwete kungoswero cleaner chembere.

Posted by: mbava4life

@tweet idiot.. obvious you are not learned enough. If you knew anything about genes you would have never have used that reference. Kana Farai wacho arimbava, let the man do what he has to do. I bet you dont even have the balls to face him and say what you think about. Such is the mark of the man or asshole you are

Posted by: mbava4life

Mai Bona kutaura kunge vakakwirwa naJesu.. ndimi mahure akabva kuTereskane mukawuya ku diaspsora muchida mari! Now you hating on people that chose their path. Its obvious this aint for you. If you are content on meagre earnings thats just you.. others have bigger visions than you ever will have. Dont go on a moral high horse whilst hiding behind a keyboard

Posted by: Kuda zvinhu

Nematambudziko guys. 1 of the 7 guys mentioned above anonzi Hlomera akashaika 3 days ago saka chimbomirai kutukana tiise munamato. RIP H

Posted by: archie

i sabhuku vhara zipi chaiyo

Posted by: WENYORO

i feel sorry for these guys coz they tried.. iunderstand thier situation and i would do the same wouldnt you coz if you leave the country peole expect you to come back with something ………. even me i am doing crime here in S.A………GOOD TRY GUY YOU INSPIRE ME

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Posted by: Vuso

What everyone seems to forget is that they were preying on poor black people. Tax rebates that are meant for them was taken by these guys. Because rich or many white people in the US generally file their taxes online like what I do.

Posted by: HustleArdRudeboi

Bigup this crime family this is what we all here for,fuk sittting on yo arses chatting shit dese man done der ting and i rate dis highly sent tings bek yard aswell bigup and all you haters sukyomuma i didnt giv a fk wot u will say im not replyin to yo bulshit dese man know wag1 fukouta here

Posted by: mama

you are a joke,who r u to do this,yu are sell out,let God be judge not u.

Posted by: Blaz wa blaz

Sei muchitukana kana unechekutaure kutuka is nothing. Simple truth is ukatambira mugomo usashame kuona makudo.

Posted by: Jae

If u knw kuti u r a Zimbabwean nd u are styin’ in anther Country,,,,uri Mhata yemunhu,,,,U will die workn’ 4 sm1 else country yet your people are here,,,I dn’t even care wat u poor idiot’s say,,Kana wakapusa u r juss dmb,,,Every1 has 2 do wat thy do 2 survie,,iwe da reason why u left was 2 get Money,,saka dn’t blme pple who are gttn’ it,,isu tisiyi as Mbavha,,,asi we buyn’ ma Bently’s nd enjyn’ life,,,who isn’t stealn’ ku America kwacho thy steal Oil,in China thy stole Copper from Zambia but now u hve a Problm wth pple gettin’ Money,,,Imbwa dzevanhu all of U,,,if u knw kuti u in England gara ikoko,,nd wash a White man’s ass 4 your life..

Posted by: Neni

I have always wanted to believe that we Zimbabweans are well mannered and God fearing. I am not even talking about the Marimbire brothers and crew. There is no need to call each other names, its just indecent and unexpected. Lets be respectful, then we make a difference in this world.

Posted by: AbbyPlew

I think that's the time where have these so-called tax fraud solicitors enters the picture because they are the ones who are going to help us out in finding out who are running away from paying their taxes.

Posted by: Decki

you have nothing in your life more important to do than contribute to the downfall of your brother, attempting to give him away to the same people that came to your motherland killed and stole from your people yet they themselves faced no justice similar to that which you are trying to have enforced. Says a lot about you.

Posted by: Gonomatanda

idiots… no exit strategy whatsoever! those big heads carry pea-size brains. they make every criminal ashamed…. nxaaa

Posted by: Boss P

for real

Posted by: Boss P

Kusiri Kushanda Ndekupi, Inga Vamwe Vatinoziva Vakaba Wani Kumabasa, Boys Had Their Move Thats It. Its Unfortunate That It Went Pear Shape, Maniggaz Live On…

Posted by: Ms Leeza

When people have shortcomings how dare you make a horrible comment on what you hope happens to them with God,or in jail! You ALL should pray for them! You should not be a devils and condemn Them! They NEVER killed anyone, as a matter of fact your opportunities were obviously enlightened! Look at the homes behind the pictures of those trucks. I am not condoning the actions but if they actually were able to put food and needed supplies into an area that seems to be very needy, maybe it was a blessing in disguise. Those trucks and buses probably helped in your area more than they hurt you ignoramus! You are not God nor or you a good example of a Christian! Shame on you all who are making fun of them and tormenting their families, and their children who have nothing to do with their offenses.

Posted by: ms leeza

Basically, you have proven to the world that you have always disliked and had jealousy for these boys…what happened did they have more than you when they were little kids too? So silly…go get a job you dipstick. Jealousy will get you nowhere, this is probably the only place in the world that anyone will ever hear what you have to say. You unimportant piece of cowdung

Posted by: Ms Leeza

The low life that you are, is an example of how slavery began…Selling out your own people you hairless harlot. Do you really think interpol, has not looked at everyone around these boys? Are you really that uneducated about investigations of this magnitude…you are evil and jealous you banana sucking tramp!

Posted by: Ms Leeza

This must be because he did not want your ugly ass that you are so mad at him, Now is that the real deal?

Posted by: ms leeza

Why do you feel that because many do not feel the need to wish hateful, evil things upon the boys who DID whatever they make be ALLEGED to have done, that we are in support of the crime? You are not a person who reads the bible, you have NO RIGHT to JUDGE them, you are not judge, jury, or GOD! And my math says, those are the only four entities who can in this life judge them. So your hateful comments only pile more sins on you when your day of judgement comes. See sin is sin………maybe you should repent as well.

Posted by: Ms Leeza

You are kind, but only partially true. You see many times DECENT people make mistakes and commit crimes, jails have many decent people in them who have done so. So for you to say Farai is decent was nice, but to say he is the ONLY decent son you are still very incorrect ask the people over there who have decent jobs, and are now eating decent food, and are wearing decent clothes, and living in decent housing, because of the others that you feel are indecent.

Posted by: Ms Leeza

Thank you for your opinion that is positive, so many it seems are stuck in the negative, still believing in witchcraft, sorcery,evil, and hate and pure malicious jealousy! They seem to be so ignorant to the truth, the light and forgiveness over there it is no wonder they live in such abhorred conditions! Do not be angry that these kids did not accept that the way many people live in many parts of Zimbabwe that are still underdeveloped, is all this life had to offer them! They atleast tried to do something to bring opportunities to not just themselves, but also the people of that area! Shame on those who are hating these boys so much for making a moral mistake!At the same time many of their critics may have been lining their pockets with the money as well. What those boys did does not affect the people who are hating on them so…. Why do Black Africans people treat their OWN so badly…

Posted by: ms leeza

The same way a wife is absent when her husband is committing adultery on her you dumbass.

Posted by: ms leeza

If all you want is a hut and a cow dont get mad at those who want to have a tiny piece of the zillions in this world. Get mad at those who kill, maim, and mistreat the less fortunate, these boys did not do any of the later things mentioned to you so shut up.

Posted by: ms leeza

You should be careful, speaking now against the parents, and family members of these boys! Saying it is biological and in the genes is a direct verbal attack on their family. Be sure no bones will ever fall out of your family closet before you use your tongue to lash out at others so harshly.

Posted by: KELLA

kana ngoma yoririsa chasara kubvaruka nhai i hope they ddnt register all their assets in thier names nowing thy were stealing.the problem is bein greedy,all zimbos are dellas thts true all thy no is to find a way to make money no one is straight all have our hiden shit 60yrs gees and al assest gone zvakapressa

Posted by: chatunga

zhet kana mbavha inobirwa.kwete kungosiya varungu vachitibira.goodlucky guys

Posted by: corge

ko iwe dhewa so u know ZCC?

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Posted by: Kutyeiko

Vari kuvhima

Posted by: limwaz

loaded with such cash they must have fucked all the pussy in the USA.T
here is no wonder some sisters back here are jealousy

Posted by: roger

lorraine urpfambi

Posted by: roger

mboko you are a loser , you are still sore over your girlfriend who was sleeping with the boyz oh it was your was your wife the mother to your kids

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