Tax scam promoters John J. Rizzo and his wife, Carol, were sentenced to 43 months and 24 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a tax evasion scheme, the Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service announced.

In addition to the prison sentences, each of the Rizzos was also fined $10,000, instructed to cooperate with the IRS in payment of tax liabilities, and prohibited from providing tax advice. Following their release from prison, the couple will be supervised during their first three years.

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