Alabama inmate sentenced in tax fraud scheme


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Department of Justice officials say an Alabama inmate in federal custody has been sentenced for committing tax fraud while behind bars.

Authorities say David Marrero was sentenced Wednesday to 46 months in prison. Officials say 24 months of his sentence will run concurrent with his 10-year federal sentence and 22 months will run consecutive to his sentence.

Officials say David Marrero filed various false documents to the Internal Revenue Service and claimed a tax return of over $2.7 million. Authorities say Marrero fraudulently claimed that several companies withheld federal taxes from him. Officials say Marrero used other people's financial documents without their knowledge to file the fraudulent claims. Officials did not provide information on how Marrero obtained the documents.

Marrero pleaded guilty to filing false claims in late December.

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