Birmingham man indicted for filing $6.2MM in false tax returns | News
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- A federal grand jury has indicted a Birmingham man for filing 20 false income tax returns.
Douglas Ervin Dent, 66, allegedly filed the false returns in his name, his deceased mother's name, and others unidentified people's names.
The requested refunds on the five returns filed in Dent's and his mother's name totaled more than $2.6 million.
"The false and outrageous tax refunds cited in this case are both a crime and an affront to the millions of hard-working Americans who pay their justly owed taxes each year," U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said.
If convicted, Dent could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of the 20 counts of making false claims against the government.
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