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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Florida Man Sentenced To Mandatory Two Years For Federal Income Tax Refund Fraud Scheme And Ordered To Pay $184,486.64

The United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown announces that Allen L. Bryant, a 48 year old resident of Jasper, Florida was sentenced today. Mr. Bryant pled guilty on June 16, 2014, to aggravated identity theft. Mr. Bryant received a mandatory two years of incarceration followed by one year of supervised release. Mr. Bryant participated in the scheme using the identities of deceased victims, their names, dates of birth and social security numbers to file for federal income tax refunds. He directed that the refunds be wired into his personal checking account.

Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service/Office of Inspector General investigated the case and presented it to the U.S. Attorney's Office for prosecution. The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant United States Attorney, Gina S. Vann.

Updated January 26, 2015