A New Hampshire man was sentenced on Monday to serve one year and one day in prison and pay more than $100,0000 in restitution for making a false claim for a federal tax refund.

Robert E. DeAngelis, 38, of Portsmouth was sentenced in federal court in Portland by U.S. District Judge Jon D. Levy, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In addition to prison time, DeAngelis must pay $100,574 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. He pleaded guilty on Jan. 16, 2018.

According to court records, DeAngelis – who was living in North Berwick when the false tax claims were filed – falsely reported his income, as well as the amount of federal income tax that was being withheld from him, on his 2014 joint income tax return.

As a result, the IRS issued a refund payment of $31,615, an amount he was not entitled to receive, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The restitution order also reflected improper refund payments that DeAngelis received in connection with the filing of his 2011, 2012, and 2014 tax returns.

The case was investigated by the IRS Criminal Investigations division.

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