A Florida man was sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to filing two false personal income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.
According to court records, Thomas Ramon Castillo knowingly prepared and filed a false tax return with the IRS for tax year 2015.
Castillo’s false return included a fraudulently inflated income figure supported by fictitious 1099-MISC forms. Based upon that false filing, the Treasury Department issued a check to Castillo for $231,590, which he deposited into his bank account.
In addition, Castillo filed a false return for 2016, in which he again fraudulently inflated his income and falsely claimed a refund of approximately $272,000. The IRS did not process that form.