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Feds: Bloods gang "tax preparer" sentenced in federal court

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A man identified by federal officials as a "tax preparer" for the Bloods Street Gang in Columbia has been sentenced to 63 months in prison.

Daion Ali Bowers, 27, was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Bowers had pled guilty to the charges back in January.

According to federal investigators, Bowers recruited several others to help him obtain people and fellow gang members who wanted to file false tax returns.

The feds go on to say Bowers filed over 600 false returns to the tune of $2.5 million. Only $1.2 million of those funds were released by the federal government.

Bowers has also been ordered by a judge to pay back the $1.2 million.

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