An agent of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has been indicted on seven counts of bank fraud and related charges, according to the Justice Department.According to the indictment, between March 1999 and August 2000, Special Agent John Thomas Jr. conspired with others to fraudulently obtain more than $100,000 in loans from a trio of banks in Jacksonville, Fla. He obtained loans from each bank in the name of computer service provider Zan Tan Man Enterprises, which prosecutors say had no revenues, no experience in the computer field and no employees. If convicted on all charges, Thomas could be sentenced to a maximum term of 185 years in prison and a fine of up to $6.25 million.

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