- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Nigeria native living in St. Louis has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to repay $753,063 to the IRS for his role in a stolen identity tax fraud scheme.

The sentence was handed down Thursday for 30-year-old Olufunsho Adeshina. He pleaded guilty in November to federal charges of theft of government funds.

Prosecutors say that from January 2013 until last May, Adeshina used personal information belonging to others to obtain more than 50 tax refunds in the names of other people.

Adeshina has been in federal custody since April 2014, when he was arrested at the airport in Atlanta after returning to the U.S. from Nigeria.

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