Former Philadelphia City Treasurer, Christian Dunbar Charged in Superseding Indictment with Tax Fraud and Failure to File Tax Returns
Dunbar was previously charged with crimes including embezzlement, marriage fraud, and naturalization fraud in September 2020
PHILADELPHIA (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Christian Dunbar, 41, of Philadelphia, PA, the former Philadelphia City Treasurer, was charged by Superseding Indictment with two counts of filing a false income tax return and three counts of failure to file tax returns. Dunbar was previously charged with 14 counts of embezzlement by a bank employee, procurement of naturalization through a false statement, procurement of naturalization unlawfully, obtaining false citizenship papers, and making false statements in support of naturalization.
According to the Superseding Indictment, Dunbar allegedly participated in three schemes – (1) bank embezzlement; (2) false statements submitted in his application to become a U.S. citizen; and (3) failing to file his tax returns and falsely filing returns.
The Superseding Indictment includes allegations from the original Indictment that, just weeks before his appointment to serve as the City’s Deputy Treasurer, Dunbar, while still employed at Wells Fargo Bank in Newtown Square, stole $15,000 from two different bank customers on two separate occasions, once in December 2015 and again in January 2016.