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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 9, 2018

Former Kansas CPA Ordered to Pay Costs of His Own Imprisonment

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A former Kansas CPA was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in jail and ordered to pay the cost of his imprisonment, which could be an estimated $34,000, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. In addition, the accountant was ordered to pay $106,055 in restitution for unpaid taxes.

Robert M. Purinton, 70, Fountain Hills, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement on his 2009 tax return by under-reporting his income. He agreed to make restitution for taxes owed in 2009 and 2010. During those years, he was a CPA with an accounting firm in Overland Park.

McAllister commended the Internal Revenue Service and Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton for their work on the case.

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Updated July 11, 2018