NASHVILLE RESIDENT SENTENCED FOR FILING
FALSE TAX RETURNS
James Robert Sanford, 53, of Nashville, formerly of Clarksville, Tenn., was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes, Jr. to serve 13 months in prison followed by a three year term of supervised release, for filing false tax returns, announced David Rivera, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Sanford was also ordered to pay $78,822.00 in restitution to the United States.
Sanford pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns on January 14, 2013, and admitted that for tax years 2006 and 2007 he had prepared and filed false income tax returns on behalf of himself and his spouse and had assisted 18 other individuals in preparing and filing 26 income tax returns, which fraudulently claimed tax refunds.
This case was investigated by the IRS-Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Darryl A. Stewart represented the government.
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