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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Shelton tax preparer gets 3-year sentence for filing false tax returns

BRIDGEPORT >> A Shelton tax preparer was sentenced to three years behind bars Monday for pleading guilty to falsifying the tax returns of several of his clients.

Bellarmin Namegabe, 47, will also have to serve one year of supervised release under a sentence handed down by a federal judge in Bridgeport.

He’ll also have to pay back thousands in back taxes, penalties and interest stemming from the false returns, according to a press release from the office of Deirdre Daly, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut.

Namegabe pleaded guilty Dec. 4 to one count of aiding and assisting the filing of a false tax return.

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