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False tax returns net 3-year-plus sentence for Louisiana man

September 30, 2020 GMT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana business owner has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for filing false tax returns.

Robert Clifton Poimboeuf, 58, was sentenced Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Shreveport said in a news release.

He was part owner of D&G Holdings, LLC, a medical laboratory in the Shreveport area.

The case involved tax returns filed from 2011 to 2015. Prosecutors said his scheme cost the Internal Revenue Service more than $1.9 million.

Poimboeuf concealed from his tax return preparers at least two bank accounts reflecting income earned, and falsely characterized business receipts as non-taxable loans, according to the news release.

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U.S. District Judge Maurice Hicks Jr. also ordered Poimboeuf to pay the IRS more than $1.9 million in restitution, the release said.