More than 2,000 false income and trust tax returns later, a Nevada man has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.

R. Scot Stokes, of Henderson, Nev., was sentenced to 54 months for conspiring to defraud the United States and conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, in connection with the promotion of a tax and investment fraud scheme, the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service announced.

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