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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A California man pleaded guilty to his part in a nationwide tax fraud scheme that prosecutors say sought to defraud the Internal Revenue Service of nearly $100 million.
John V. Perdido of Temecula, Calif., pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court and agreed to forfeit $805,749 he received from the IRS. Perdido, is among 14 defendants charged in the scheme.
Federal prosecutors allege Gerald A. Poynter, who lives in the Kansas City area, organized a tax scheme to help clients receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds.
The other defendants, from eight states, also are charged with conspiracy. Five, including Poynter, live in the Kansas City area.
Poynter is awaiting trial.
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