Director Accused Of Fraud In Mass. Tax Credit Bid

A movie director has been charged with inflating expenses in his application for Massachusetts film tax credits, resulting in about $4.7 million in overpayments.

The state attorney general's office says Daniel Adams was arrested in Boston Thursday night and was expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Friday on charges of larceny and making a false claim against the commonwealth.

State prosecutors say Adams is accused of inflating expenses for two films, "The Golden Boys" and "The Lightkeepers," resulting in the overpayments. Both movies were shot on Cape Cod.

The film tax credit allows for a 25 percent credit for certain payroll and production expenses.

Officials say Adams is based in Los Angeles but has ties to Massachusetts. It was not immediately known if he had hired an attorney.

This program aired on December 9, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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