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Schenectady woman's $87K tax scam draws prison time

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A Schenectady woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for a check-writing and tax-return scam that netted more than $87,000 from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Prosecutors argued for a harsher sentence, saying that she has shown no intention of following the law, while her defense argued for a lighter sentence, saying her scam wasn’t sophisticated and didn’t hurt anyone. In U.S. District Court in Albany on Tuesday, Chief U.S. District ...

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