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Former state rep. sentenced in tax fraud case


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former state Rep. Girod Jackson III, who pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns and fraud charges stemming from his company's dealings with the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority, has been sentenced to three months in prison.

Jackson had admitted to charges filed in August that his 2006 federal tax return misrepresented the earnings of Diversified Ventures, a project management firm.

Prosecutors said the company made about $600,000 from contracts with public and private entities, but Jackson and his wife listed only $108,000 of the company's income, effectively dodging roughly $80,000 in taxes.

As a result, Jackson actually received a tax refund of $185. Times-Picayune reports Jackson was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.


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