FORT MYERS, Fla. — A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Fort Myers man for filing false claims and tax fraud.
Augustin Dalusma was sentenced to eight years and one month. Dalusma must also pay $2,170,538.77 in restitution to the IRS.
According to a press release, Dalusma falsified information in tax returns for at least 630 of his clients, fraudulently qualifying them for thousands of dollars in tax refunds that they were not lawfully entitled to collect between 2012 and 2015.
Dalusma also falsified his tax returns from 2012 through 2014, significantly under reporting his income to evade more than $30,000 in personal income tax in each of those years.