Posted on February 28, 2023

Detroit Rapper Sentenced to Prison for $27 Million Tax Fraud Scheme

Amber Ainsworth, WJBK, February 24, 2023

Detroit rapper’s role in a $27 million tax fraud scheme landed her a prison sentence.

Sameerah Marrell, also known as Sameerah Anderson, Sameerah Pickett, Crème, and Loren Boyd, was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison and three years of supervised release.  {snip}

Sameerah Marrell

Sameerah Marrell

According to federal authorities, Marrell had successfully stolen $8.5 million, and the amount owed in restitution has been reduced by money, cars, and jewelry seized by the federal government and the states from Marrell during the course of this investigation.

Between 2014 and April 2022, Marrell worked with others to file 122 false income tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service and Minnesota, Georgia, Maryland, Arizona, Connecticut, and Colorado state treasuries. {snip}

Marrell committed some of these offenses after she was arrested on a criminal complaint {snip}