(KMOV.com) -- On Friday, Southern District of Illinois United States Attorney, Stephen Wigginton announced a 23-year-old Collinsville, Illinois man was sentenced to three years probation for tax fraud.
Vashawn Miller was charged for aiding and assisting in the making of a false income tax return. As conditions of his sentence, Miller is required to pay full restitution totaling $7,591 from the fraudulently obtained tax refund. He must also maintain regular employment, cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service and attend anger management counseling.
On March 25, 2011, Miller entered a plea of guilty to his charges. As part of the plea, he admitted to assisting in making a false 2008 federal income tax return that involved a fraudulent tax refund based on falsified W-2 earning.
Miller was one of thirteen individuals prosecuted out of a false W-2 scheme. At the time of sentencing it was noted that Miller got involved because of his mother and his aunt. They were also prosecuted.