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Va. Bookkeeper Gets 20 Months For $3 Million Tax Fraud

Law360, Washington (January 3, 2018, 6:28 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal court on Wednesday sentenced a bookkeeper to 20 months in prison for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service of more than $3 million in employment and income taxes.

Edward R. Prestes also will pay $3 million in restitution for the scheme, according to court documents. The U.S. Justice Department had sought a minimum prison sentence of 37 months for Prestes, calling his conduct “exceedingly egregious."

“Paying dozens of workers more than $9.1 million ‘under the table’ to evade more than $3 million in employment...
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