Man Gets 9 Years in Tax Scheme Case

An Anchorage man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the government and aggravated identity theft.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- An Anchorage man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the government and aggravated identity theft.
The U.S. attorney's office says Steven James McComb also was ordered to pay more than $110,000 restitution.
McComb was among four residents indicted in what authorities called a tax fraud scheme. Two others have pleaded guilty to related charges, while a third is pending arraignment and trial.
The U.S. attorney's office says McComb was in prison when he participated in the scheme. Over two years, prosecutors say McComb and others submitted about 100 false tax returns claiming refunds of over $210,000.
Prosecutors alleged McComb provided his co-conspirators with names and Social Security numbers used in the false returns. Many of those names and numbers belonged to fellow inmates.