Influential tax protestor Irwin Schiff had his 151-month prison sentence extended by an additional 11 months after he was sentenced for criminal contempt.
U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson reinstated 15 criminal contempt convictions for Schiff's unruly behavior during his 2005 trial. In October 2005, Schiff was convicted 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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