Former Kansas accountant ordered to pay cost of his own imprisonment

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A former certified public accountant in Kansas who falsified his tax returns has been ordered to pay restitution along with what it'll cost to keep him in jail.

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said 70-year-old Robert Purinton was sentenced Monday to a year and one day in jail and ordered to pay the cost of his own imprisonment, an estimated $34,000. 

Purinton was also ordered to pay $106,055 in unpaid taxes. 

The former CPA pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement on his 2009 tax return by under-reporting his income, McAllister said. 

Purinton agreed to make restitution for taxes owed in 2009 and 2010, when he was a CPA with an accounting firm in Overland Park. He now lives in Arizona. 

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