Nevada-based tax preparer and former IRS employee Thomas Bidegary was recently sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to commit tax fraud, causing a tax loss of nearly $260,000 to the federal government. Between 2009 and 2014, Bidegary prepared false tax forms claiming fictitious business losses that he used to obtain larger refunds than were due to his clients who “invested” in his businesses.

“As tax season approaches, [this] sentence serves as a reminder that preparing or filing false tax returns is a crime,” said U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich. “Our office will continue to work closely with the IRS to pursue justice when individuals attempt to evade tax obligations.”

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