- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An Alexandria man faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a $20 million fraud scheme.

U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente says 33-year-old Sean M. Weaver pleaded guilty on Wednesday to mail fraud and money laundering. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 1 in U.S. District Court in Richmond.

A statement of facts filed with the plea agreement says Weaver submitted false claims for sales and/or use tax refunds to state tax authorities in Virginia and Texas on behalf of two corporate clients of Ryan LLC. The clients were issued more than $20 million in refunds, which resulted in Weaver receiving more than $350,000 in bonuses from his employer.

As part of the plea agreement, Weaver admitted that he acted alone.

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