ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com)- A St. Louis County man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for filing four false tax returns for himself and two others in 2011 and 2012.
Additionally, Wood was in possession of a firearm, a violation of his probation from a previous felony conviction.
“Refunds are issued to taxpayers who are entitled to them. IRS Criminal Investigation will continue to pursue those who file false refunds claims for the sole purpose of enriching themselves,” said Sybil Smith in a press release Wednesday.
Smith is a Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigations.
In November, Wood pled guilty to four felony counts of making false statements to the government and one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Wood was also ordered to pay restitution of $185,162.