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Loomis man sentenced to prison in tax fraud scheme

A Loomis man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for his role in a tax fraud scheme.

Slavic Khudoy, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Sacramento by U.S. District Court Judge Kimberley J. Mueller, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. Khudoy pleaded guilty in April.

Court documents indicate that between 2010 and 2012, Khudoy and Clint D. Bonderer, 38, of Stockton, submitted income tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service for others that contained false information about the taxpayers’ income, filing status and address, and fraudulently claimed credits that the taxpayers were not entitled to receive.

Khudoy and Bonderer submitted 842 fraudulent tax returns, requesting more than $600,000 in refunds in the names of other people. In most cases, authorities said, the two men kept the refunds themselves.

Bonderer was sentenced March 10 to three years in prison for conspiring to submit false claims.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy