A tax preparer was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison followed by a year of supervised release for her conviction for preparing a false federal income tax return.

Frances Rivas, 42, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., but currently a resident of Amarillo, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 18 months in federal prison followed by a year of supervised release for her conviction for preparing a false federal income tax return. 

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