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It’s going to cost him more than that
IRS agent gets three years prison for filing false returns
An Internal Revenue Service agent was sentenced late on Wednesday to three years in prison for filing false tax returns for himself and unwitting relatives whose tax refunds he then stole, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.
The IRS revenue agent, Albert Bront, 51, formerly of Santa Clarita, California, also was ordered to pay more than $12,000 in restitution to the government.
There is a big factual error in this story.
The story says he was ordered to pay “more than $12,000 in restitution to the government.”
However, the U.S. Attorney’s office press release says Bront was ordered to pay $127,116.52 in restitution to the IRS.
Yes, not enough zeros. We intended to say he was ordered to pay more than $120,000. We corrected: GBU Editor
Holding a tax rebate letter from the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. President George W. Bush speaks about the economy during a visit to a small business in Sterling, Virginia March 26, 2006. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque