A pair of owners of a tax preparation business that claimed millions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds on behalf of inmates at various New Jersey prisons have been arrested.

Special agents of the IRS-Criminal Investigations unit arrested Kamal J. James, aka “Bro Messiah Aziz El,” and Crystal G. Hawkins, aka “Sis. Crystal Gabri El,” at Hawkins’ residence in Laurel, Del., on Wednesday morning on a criminal complaint charging them with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

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