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New Hampshire Man Sentenced to a Year and a Day for Making a False Tax 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 Portsmouth, New Hampshire was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to one year and one day in prison and three years of supervised release for making a false claim for a federal tax refund.  DeAngleis also was ordered to pay $100,574 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). He pled guilty on January 16, 2018.

According to court records, DeAngelis, who was then residing in North Berwick, Maine, falsely reported his income, as well as the amount of federal income tax withheld from him, on his 2014 joint income tax return.  As a result, the IRS issued a refund payment in the amount of $31,615, to which he was not entitled. The restitution order reflected improper refund payments he obtained in connection with the filing of his 2011, 2012 and 2014 tax returns.

The case was investigated by the IRS, Criminal Investigations.


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

Updated June 12, 2018

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