An agent for the internal Revenue Service, whose job was to find tax evaders, has himself pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns in a federal court in Los Angeles.
Prosecutors say that 51 year-old Albert Bront filed false tax returns for himself and two unknowing relatives. The forms reportedly included falsified alimony and mortgage deductions. The former resident of Santa Clara admitted to the charges on Wednesday, acknowledging that he filed tax forms with excessive deductions and under-reported income between 2003 and 2007.
Bront has been on paid leave from the IRS since the charges were filed in 2009. Sentencing in the case has been set for April 13th, when the man will face as much as nine years in prison.