PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. attorney's office says a Clackamas, Ore., man who filed false claims seeking $1.9 million in fraudulent federal income tax refunds has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.
A Portland jury convicted Miles J. Julison in August on two counts of filing false claims. He was sentenced Wednesday. Evidence at trial showed the man sought the dramatic refunds in tax returns for 2007 and 2008. Prosecutors say he actually paid no federal income taxes in those years.
On his 2007 return, he claimed a refund of nearly $412,000 and got a refund check. The government says he spent it to buy a Mercedes-Benz sedan, pay off his mortgage and make payments on a ski boat, an SUV and snowmobiles.
By the time he sought a $1.5 million refund for 2008, he was already under investigation. He never got that check.