SAN DIEGO (CN) - A San Diego CPA and attorney who used dead children's identification to dodge taxes was sentenced Monday to 57 months in federal prison.
A jury in June convicted Lloyd Irving Taylor of 19 felonies, including aggravated identity theft, false statements to a financial institution, tax evasion, corrupt interference with the IRS, and making false statements on United States passport applications. Taylor has been in jail since he was arrested in April 2013.
Trial evidence showed that Taylor stole the identities of dead children and used the names to get fraudulent passports and other identity documents, which he used to open bank accounts to hide him money from the IRS.
He also created more than a dozen phony churches and set up 31 bank accounts for them to hide money there, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
He also will have to pay $2.2 million in back taxes.
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