A former CPA with an accounting firm in Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in jail and ordered to pay the cost of his imprisonment, which was estimated at $34,000, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
In addition, Robert M. Purinton, 70, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, was ordered to pay $106,055 in restitution for unpaid taxes.
Purinton pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kansas, to one count of making a false statement on his 2009 income tax return by under-reporting his income. He agreed to make restitution for taxes owed in 2009 and 2010.
U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister commended the Internal Revenue Service and Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton for their work on the case.