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Monroe lawyer sentenced to 28 months in prison

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A West Monroe attorney who tried to super-size his tax refund will spend more than two years  in prison. 

Francis C. Broussard, 54, of West Monroe, was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Broussard was accused of making false, fictitious, and fraudulent claims to the Internal Revenue Service in an attempt to receive more than $9.7 million in tax refunds. He pleaded guilty April 19, 2013.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Broussard, who has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana since 1986, filed personal tax returns in 2009 for years 2005 to 2008 using documents containing false information in an attempt to receive a total of 9.7 million in refunds to which he was not entitled.

Broussard did not receive the requested refunds.

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