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Kansas man pleads guilty to payday loan scheme, tax evasion


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas businessman pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in two fraud schemes involving false payday loan debt and tax evasion totaling more than $8 million, federal prosecutors said.

Joel Jerome Tucker, 51, of Prairie Village, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count each of transporting stolen money across state lines, bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office for the western district of Missouri.

"This well-dressed thief victimized millions of Americans whose personal information was fraudulently sold to debt colle...

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