Peoria Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Brothers

Published 08/20 2014 10:42PM

Updated 08/20 2014 10:48PM

A Peoria federal grand jury indicted two brothers Wednesday who formerly owned and operated a Fast Stop service station in Peoria on conspiracy to commit tax fraud and mail fraud. 50 year old Shaher Mizyed of Naperville and his brother, 46 year old Mohammad Mizyed are accused of failing to report over six million dollars in gross receipts received and conspiracy to commit mail fraud related to about 200,000 dollars in medical and other benefits fraudulently obtained from the state. The incident alleges that one or the other of the brothers were identified as the owner of Tira Oil LLC on North Prospect in Peoria. Authorities claim by allegedly failing to report millions in sales of gas and other goods at Tira Oil, the state was short changed about three hundred forty seven thousand dollars in taxes. In addition to the two conspiracy charges, Shaher is charged with three counts of filing false corporate tax returns, two counts of filing false amended corporate tax returns, four counts of mail fraud and one count of bank fraud. Mohammad is also charged with two counts of filing false personal tax returns and one count of bank fraud in addition to the two conspiracy charges. If convicted, the conspiracy charge carries up to five years in prison.

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