Freeport Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Charges

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Freeport man has admitted to preparing fraudulent federal income tax returns.

32-year-old Jason Booth pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to defraud the United States Department of Treasury by obtaining payments through fraudulent claims for individual income tax refunds.

According to the plea agreement, Booth created the false returns between March of 2006 and January 2008.

Booth is scheduled to be sentenced on April 23, 2014 and faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

To read the entire release, please click on the attached document.

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