Former Wisconsin man charged in Florida tax ring

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- A former Wisconsin man who served more than 10 years in a Florida prison for a homicide he didn't commit is in trouble again.

A Daily Tribune Media report says Chad R. Heins is accused of being involved in income tax conspiracy in Florida. He faces federal charges of theft and conspiracy to defraud the government.

The 39-year-old is originally from Nekoosa. He was convicted in the 1994 death of his sister-in-law and served more than a decade in Florida prison. The Wisconsin-based Innocence Project was able to arrange DNA testing that identified another suspect, and Heins was released in 2007.

Now he and seven others are accused as part of an alleged ring to file false tax returns.

Online court records didn't list a defense attorney for him.


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