(Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. Congressman Wester Cooley was sentenced to a year and a day in prison following his guilty plea last year to hiding $494,000 in income from the Internal Revenue Service.
Cooley, 80, was also ordered to pay $138,470 in back taxes and $3.5 million in restitution to the victims of an investment-fraud scheme he was accused of being part of, according to a statement today by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles.
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