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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s office says a Nevada man who defrauded the Internal Revenue Service out of about $300,000 in a false income tax refund scheme will serve two years and a month in prison.

The Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday that 39-year-old Walter Fabian Guzman previously pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to defraud and violation under supervision.

Authorities determined that Guzman and two other people submitted fraudulent tax returns for clients so they’d receive larger returns. When the returns arrived, the men would demand the clients give them half of the money.

Guzman was ordered to pay back $290,364 to people he defrauded.

Officials say his scheme took place in Las Vegas between January and August 2010.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun,