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Nigerian musician sentenced for attempting to steal $3.5 million in tax refunds

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Nigerian musician, Olufunsho Adeshina pleads guilty for stealing tax refunds Nigerian musician, Olufunsho Adeshina pleads guilty for stealing tax refunds

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A Nigerian musician living in St. Louis plead guilty to stealing tax refunds in November 2015 was sentenced Thursday.

Investigators say Olufunsho Adeshina collected nearly $800,000 from more than 50 refunds by filing false tax returns under other people’s names.

Adeshina was sentenced to over three years in federal prison for trying to steal more than $3 million in fake tax refunds. He ended up collecting roughly $750,000. The IRS said he tried to file for more than $3.5 million in refunds but many didn't go through.

Three local banks helped investigators in the bust after noticing suspicious behavior. Adeshina could face a maximum sentence of ten years in prison. 

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