WILLIAMSPORT – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Eric Judkins, age 46, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Matthew W. Brann for conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Chief Judge Brann also ordered Judkins to pay restitution in the amount of $11,031.37 to the IRS.
According to U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus, Judkins participated in a scheme to defraud the IRS while he was an inmate at U.S.P. Allenwood. As part of the scheme, Judkins and others sought refunds from the IRS to which they were not entitled by submitting Form 1040EZs with false information on 80 occasions. The conspiracy sought $108,000 from the IRS, although only a fraction of this amount was paid out before the scheme was discovered.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey W. MacArthur prosecuted the case.
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