Tax protestor Irwin Schiff was sentenced to 163 months in prison -- including 151 months for tax fraud and an additional year for contempt of court -- the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service announced. He was also ordered to pay more than $4.2 million in restitution.

In October 2005, Schiff was convicted in federal district court in Las Vegas of conspiring to defraud the United States, aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns, filing his own false tax returns and evading the payment of millions of dollars in back taxes owed.

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