- Associated Press - Sunday, September 24, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno attorney has been convicted of filing false tax returns and obstructing the internal revenue laws.

Federal prosecutors say 63-year-old Delmar Hardy was found guilty Friday following a three-week jury trial.

They say Hardy concealed his business partner’s $700,000 investment in a real estate company from 2009 through 2010.

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Evidence at trial showed Hardy falsely claimed all of the company’s profits and losses on his own 2009 and 2010 individual tax returns.

Hardy also falsified his 2008-2010 returns by not reporting more than $400,000 in cash income his law practice received.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 12.

Hardy faces up to a three-year prison sentence for each count of filing a false return and obstructing the internal revenue laws and must pay restitution to the IRS.

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