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WTF: IRS Agent Indicted For Allegedly Filing False Tax Returns

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Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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An U.S. Internal Revenue Service agent was indicted by a federal grand jury this week on charges that he allegedly filed false tax returns and helped others do so as well. He was already under indictment on suspicion of threatening federal agents who served a search warrant on his home in Santa Clarita. (He's alleged to have told law enforcers who searched his home, ""I'm going to kill all of you!").

Albert Bront was slapped with a 16-count "superseding indictment" Thursday afternoon in connection with the tax returns. The charges alleged that Bront filed five fraudulent tax returns for 2003 through 2007 by failing to declare all his income and claiming "excessive donations," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.

He allegedly faked and submitted paperwork showing he had purchased a home; he then deducted allegedly nonexistent mortgage-interest payments. The grand jury also alleges Bront helped three other people file nine federal returns that included overstated deductions.

If convicted Bront could face 55 years in federal prison.

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