my cousin just found out that her 'Late" husband who supposedly passed away in October 2003 in Asia, has just turned himself in to the US Embassy in Indonesia. Her children were of the ages 7 and 13 when their father"died".What are the legal considerations involved in this case. Is this a criminal offence??Will he be in prison for owing back taxes, child and spousal support,emotional and mental duress that he caused to the family??
WE have tried to locate an attorney to see if there is any legal action both civil and criminal that my cousin can take against her 'Late" husband who faked his death???
Thank you for the post. I will answer your questions in order:
1) The legal considerations are the crime of Fraud, and tax evasion.
2)Yes, it is a criminal offense.
3) If convicted, he is likely looking at jail time.
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