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Pahrump man sentenced to 2 years in prison for $290K tax fraud conspiracy

Posted at 11:20 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 14:20:14-05

39-year-old Walter Fabian Guzman from Pahrump was sentenced to 25 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit $290,000 income tax return fraud and for violation of his supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada announced the sentence on Wednesday.

According to the plea agreement, Guzman admitted that he conspired with Felix Guzman and Judas Godina to defraud the IRS by submitting false income tax returns for customers. The fraud took place from Jan. 1, 2010 to Aug. 9, 2010.

Fabian Guzman recruited customers by telling them that he could generate large returns on their individual income tax returns. Furthermore, he and the others submitted false W-2 forms which reported additional income and withholdings, and Schedule E forms which falsely reported business losses.

As part of his plea agreement, Fabian Guzman was ordered to pay $290,364 in restitution to the victims.

The IRS investigated the case and U.S. Attorney Kathryn Newman was the prosecutor.