A former Loveland, Colo., tax preparer charged with filing a false tax return for a couple in 2001 has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court.

Edward Briggs, now of Vernon, Texas, faces up to three years in prison, and will have to pay $30,436 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service for losses resulting from several other tax returns he prepared and on which he supplied false information, according to the plea agreement.

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