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Federal Grand Jury Indicts IRS Revenue Agent

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts I.R.S. Revenue Agent For Filing False Tax Returns And Threatening Investigators

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									                The United States Attorney's Office

                Central District of California


                            United States Attorney's Office

                            Central District of California

                            Thom Mrozek
                            Public Affairs Officer

                            (213) 894-6947
                            thom.mrozek@usdoj.gov



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Release No. 10-062

April 9, 2010

FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS I.R.S. REVENUE AGENT FOR FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS
                     AND THREATENING INVESTIGATORS

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury has indicted an Internal Revenue Service revenue agent on
charges of filing false tax returns, helping others file false tax returns, and threatening to kill tax
agents who were investigating his activities.

Albert Bront, formerly of Santa Clarita, was named in a 16-count superseding indictment returned
by a grand jury yesterday afternoon.

Bront was initially indicted last July on charges of threatening federal officers after he allegedly
threatened special agents who were executing a search warrant at his home. The superseding
indictment adds charges that allege Bront filed five fraudulent tax returns for the tax years 2003
through 2007 in which he fraudulently claimed excessive deductions and failed to report certain
income. The superseding indictment also alleges that Bront helped three others file nine separate
federal tax returns that also overstated deductions.

Bront is also charged with attempting to interfere with the administration of tax laws by creating
and submitting bogus paperwork that purported to show that Bront had purchased a house for
which he had claimed a mortgage interest deduction on his taxes.

The final count of the indictment charges Bront with threatening special agents with IRS-Criminal
Investigation and the Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration on
July 13, 2009. According to the indictment and documents previously filed in this case, Bront
allegedly told agents “I’m going to kill all of you!” as they served a search warrant at his home.

If he is convicted of all 16 counts in the indictment, Bront would face a maximum statutory
sentence of 55 years in federal prison.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is
presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Bront, who is currently free on bond, will be arraigned on the superseding indictment in the coming
weeks.

The investigation into Bront was conducted by IRS-Criminal Investigation and the Treasury
Department's Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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Release No. 10-062

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