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1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – He wasn’t too smart about paying federal income taxes, and now Rimando Dumdum man is going to prison.

WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya reports the 44-year-old Morton Grove tax preparer, who came to the U.S. from the Philippines in 1989, owned a company called “Richman Tax Solutions.”

Dumdum pleaded guilty in the spring to not filing tax returns for his own business, and cheating on tax returns filed for himself and a dozen clients.

According to his plea agreement, he helped clients illegally trim an average of $1,400 from their tax bills. In all, between his clients’ returns, and his own tax fraud, Dumdum cheated the federal government out of $232,000 in all.

However, prosecutors said he likely helped clients evade $3.5 million in taxes, citing an audit showing his company falsified 99 percent of the tax returns it filed.

Dumdum was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday. He’ll likely be deported when he completes his sentence.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya Reports

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