A federal jury has convicted a former revenue officer assigned to the Prestonsburg office of the Internal Revenue Service of defrauding and making false statements to the United States Government. On August 17, the jury returned its guilty verdict against 32-year-old Jason Helton of Louisa. The evidence at trial established that on several occasions, from 2014 to 2016, Helton submitted false time sheets and false travel vouchers to the IRS, in order to receive salary, benefits, and travel expense reimbursements for work that he did not perform. Sentencing for Helton is set for December 18, 2017.
Former IRS Officer in Prestonsburg Convicted of Defrauding Government
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