Kalona Man Sentenced for False Tax Return Claims
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Kalona man has been sentenced to more than 2½ years in prison for falsely claiming more than $6 million in tax refunds.
U.S. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt says 62-year-old James Lavon Miller was sentenced Thursday to 33 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
Klinefeldt says Miller filed false tax returns claiming refunds in amounts ranging from $130,000 to more than $5 million. The returns included those for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Miller supported the claims by listing fabricated interest payments and commensurate amounts of federal withholding in each return.
No refunds were actually paid on the claims.
Klinefeldt says Miller repeatedly refused to comply with IRS requests for information regarding his income and tax liability.
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