Deportation after UPMC Employee Data in Fake Tax Filings

After University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) employee identities were stolen from a database in 2014, a federal court has ordered the deportation of Martiza Maxima Soler Nodarse.  Nodarse of Venezuela   pleaded guilty as the second person involved in crimes related to 935 false US federal tax returns of UPMC employees.  The first person who plead guilty in April was Yoandy Perez Llanes of Cuba.  The tax return frauds resulted in approximately $1.5 million in disbursed unlawful refunds after approximately $2.2 million in tax return filings.

Nodarse received around $156,000 of electronics merchandise  in a scheme to launder the the money through Amazon gift cards they had shipped to Venezuela.  Nodarse received the shipped merchandise in  Colombia in March 2015 then was extradited to the U.S. to face charges in November 2016.

Some of the charges involved wire fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft.