Florida man sentenced to prison for tax offenses


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Date: October 26, 2021

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BOSTON — A Florida man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield for tax offenses.

Cory Kizer was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 15 months in prison and two years of supervised release. On May 13, 2021, Kizer pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and eight counts of theft of public money.

Kizer obtained personal identifying information for the purpose of filing false federal tax returns and obtaining unwarranted tax refunds. The tax returns contained false addresses, wages and salaries, employers, dependents, business and loss information. The false returns generated a total of over $550,000 of unwarranted tax refunds.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Joleen D. Simpson, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations in Boston made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alex J. Grant and Catherine Curley of Mendell's Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.