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Arizona man sentenced to 364 days in federal prison; Was charged in a tax refund fraud scheme


TUCSON, Arizona — An Arizona man has been sentenced to 364 days in federal prison after being charged in a tax refund fraud scheme.

Internal Revenue Service officials also said Tuesday that Osabuohien Odyssey Oronsaye has to pay nearly $50,000 in restitution.

He's been ordered to surrender himself to the U.S. Marshals Service in Phoenix on Dec. 2 and will be on three years' of supervised release after serving his prison term.

Oronsaye was indicted in December 2012 on 58 counts by a federal grand jury in Tucson.

The 36-year-old Nigerian was accused of preparing tax returns with the names and Social Security numbers of people whose personal information had been stolen.

He also was accused of making up income and wage information, tax withholding information, tax deductions, tax credits and dependents.

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