Taxes: Many Unhappy Returns

Many Unhappy Returns

Most people hate to fill out an income tax return; Tommy Robinson must be able to do it in his sleep. IRS investigators say Robinson, a $170-a-week maintenance man in West Palm Beach, Fla., filed 350 fraudulent tax returns this year, claiming $1.5 million in refunds, one of the largest such scams ever uncovered by the IRS. Brought before a magistrate last week, Robinson, 30, muttered something about a "misunderstanding." If he is convicted, the misunderstanding could cost him $100,000 in fines and 50 years in prison. /

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