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New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to False Tax Refund Claim

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Robert E. DeAngelis, 38, of Newington, New Hampshire, pled guilty to filing a false claim for a federal income tax refund for the 2014 tax year.         


According to the charging document and evidence introduced at the plea hearing, DeAngelis filed a federal tax return claiming a refund of $31,615 to which he was not entitled, and the Internal Revenue Service issued a tax refund in that amount.


DeAngelis faces imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of up to $250,000, and payment of full restitution.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.


The investigation was conducted by the Criminal Investigation division of the Internal Revenue Service.



Richard W. Murphy
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated January 16, 2018