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Dallas man gets prison in college student tax scam

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SHERMAN, Texas (AP) - A Dallas man must serve nearly four years in prison and repay almost $1.5 million in a college student tax returns scam.

Prosecutors in Texas on Thursday announced the sentence for 39-year-old Moses Mukuka. He's from Zimbabwe but formerly lived in Pocatello, Idaho.

Mukuka last November pleaded guilty in a scheme targeting Idaho State University students. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to file false claims for a refund and making a false claim against the U.S.

Prosecutors say Mukuka faked being an accounting student and offered to do income tax returns for $10. The paperwork was submitted with false information to increase the refund. Mukuka kept part of the money and refused to show clients their returns.

Mukuka, who was sentenced Tuesday, will be deported after serving his prison term.

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