Irony strikes as a longtime employee of the IRS plead guilty to filing false tax returns for himself and members of his family. Albert Bront, 51, is not the first IRS employee to be found guilty of this crime. However, he did claim large chunks of money that didn't exist. These included a $17,000 mortgage interest deduction where no mortgage existed, as well as a $12,000 deduction for alimony that was never paid.
Bront was able to pocket another $10,000 by filing fake returns in the name of his relatives who simply thought that he was being helpful.
After a large raid of the IRS in 2009, Bront has since plead guilty to three tax counts in a Los Angeles federal courthouse. He was immediately jailed and has agreed to pay back $127,000 for restitution. Bront could spend as many as nine years in jail; however, he will not know until his final hearing on April 13.
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