Kansas man pleads guilty to collecting millions from false tax returns

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TOPEKA, Kan. — A Crawford County man is facing federal prison after pleading guilty to receiving millions of dollars from filing false federal tax returns.

Today, 49-year-old Jerold D. Fisher of Arma pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false federal tax return.

In his plea, he admitted to preparing false tax returns for himself and his mother from 2006 to 2009 while he was a registered agent for Fisher Alfalfa Farms.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Fisher began to test to tax system in 2006 by filing fals returns claiming that Fisher Alfalfa Farms had withheld taxes from his wages and paid them to the federal treasury. He then fraudulently received a refund of $17,175.

As he continued to increase the amount of his claims, by 2009 he fraudulently claimed a withholding of more than $3.8 million on income of more than $8 million.

The parties involved have agreed to recommend a sentence of three years in federal prison, in addition to pay a restitution of more than $4 million.


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