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A Hamburg woman who confessed her involvement in a tax scheme that earned her and a co-conspirator $60,961 in fraudulent tax returns was sentenced Monday to time served and ordered to pay restitution of $24,341 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Sheri L. Becirovic, 47, has been in jail since her indictment on 17 counts last January. She pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to defraud the government and was facing up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Becirovic provided the Social Security numbers of seven family members and friends, as well as her own, to co-conspirator Clifton Jackson, who then used them to file fraudulent tax returns for the tax year 2011, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr.

She was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny.

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