A Georgia man was convicted at trial for filing $165 million in fraudulent tax returns.
Marquet Antwain Burgess Mattox, 49, was found guilty of nine counts of wire fraud, 10 counts of false claims against the U.S. government, and one count of theft of government funds.
The IRS paid approximately $5 million of the requested refunds, which Mattox used to purchase a house, expensive furniture and a luxury automobile. “Mattox intentionally manipulated the tax system for personal benefit,” said IRS Agent in Charge James E. Dorsey.
Mattox faces up to 20 years in prison on the wire fraud counts, five years on the false claims counts, and 10 years on the theft of government funds count.