- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former western New York tax return preparer has been sentenced to two years in prison for filing more than 1,000 false returns that bilked the IRS out of $2.3 million.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 27-year-old Maung No of Seattle, Washington, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court Buffalo, where he was living when he committed the crimes.

Prosecutors say No was working as a tax return preparer for two companies in 2011 and 2012 when he filed false returns to boost the fee charged for income tax preparation.

Officials say he falsely claimed tax credits, without the knowledge of the clients, for each of 1,138 returns he prepared over the two-year span. The total loss to the IRS was more than $2,330,000.

No was also ordered to repay that amount to the IRS.

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