IRS Agent Indicted for Threatening Investigators

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A federal grand jury has indicted an Internal Revenue Service revenue agent on charges of filing false tax returns, helping others file false tax returns, and threatening to kill tax agents who were investigating him.

Albert Bront, formerly of Santa Clarita, Calif., was named in a 16-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury on Thursday afternoon. Bront was initially indicted last July on charges of threatening federal officers after he allegedly threatened special agents who were executing a search warrant at his home (see IRS Agent: ‘I’m Going to Kill All of You!’).

The superseding indictment adds charges that allege Bront filed five fraudulent tax returns for tax years 2003 through 2007 in which he fraudulently claimed excessive deductions and failed to report some income. The superseding indictment also alleges that Bront helped three others file nine separate federal tax returns that also overstated deductions.

Bront is also charged with attempting to interfere with the administration of tax laws by creating and submitting bogus paperwork that purported to show that he had purchased a house for which he had claimed a mortgage interest deduction on his taxes.

The final count of the indictment charges Bront with threatening special agents with the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration on July 13, 2009. According to the indictment and documents previously filed in this case, Bront allegedly told agents, “I’m going to kill all of you!” as they served a search warrant at his home.

If convicted of all 16 counts in the indictment, Bront faces up to 55 years in federal prison. He is currently free on bond.

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