A Fairfield man was sentenced in federal court in Sacramento today to three years and five months in prison for a tax refund fraud conspiracy. Brandon Anderson-Lacy, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Mendez.
He pleaded guilty before Mendez on Nov. 28 to one count of conspiracy to submit false income tax refund claims to the Internal Revenue Service. Anderson-Lacy admitted in a written plea agreement that he and an unidentified co-conspirator submitted a total of 68 fraudulent claims in 2011 and 2012 seeking $319,638 in refunds.
They received $129,839 in fraudulent refunds from the IRS, he said. Anderson-Lacy agreed in the document to pay $129,839 to the IRS in restitution.
The fake claims listed false employers, false income amounts and false federal income tax withholdings and in some cases included false information about dependents and education expenses, according to the plea agreement.
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