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Valencia man sentenced for IRS fraud

Posted: May 26, 2011 5:52 p.m.
Updated: May 26, 2011 5:52 p.m.

A former Internal Revenue Services agent from Valencia was sentenced to three years in federal prison this week for filing false tax returns for himself and members of his family, bilking the government out of about $127,000, authorities said Thursday.

Albert Bront, 51, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.

Bront admitted to filing 15 false tax returns and could have been sentenced to up to nine years after pleading guilty in January to one count of filing a false return and two counts of assisting others in subscribing to false tax returns.

The returns Bront filed failed to report certain income and claimed excessive deductions. As part of his sentence, Bront was also ordered to pay $127,116 in restitution to the IRS.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop additional charges of threatening to kill federal agents while they raided his Valencia home in July 2009.

According to court documents, the agents searched his home, Bront screamed, "I'm going to kill all of you!"

Agents found three loaded guns, including a pair of .357 caliber revolvers and a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol and about 115 rounds of ammunition.


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