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East Amherst man who stole $1.3 million from comatose boss cited for unpaid taxes

An East Amherst man who admitted stealing $1.3 million from his comatose boss now owes $1.4 million for failing to pay state and federal income taxes.

Christopher Myles, 48, pleaded guilty in 2016 to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud and received three to nine years in prison, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said.

Prosecutors said the bookkeeper embezzled from Manhattan-based Central Park Realty Holding Corp. after a 2010 stroke left his boss comatose. She died in 2012.

He spent the stolen money on vacations, furniture, jewelry and a $229,250 home on Meadow Spring Court. The New York Post reported Myles claimed he took the money because he never got a raise and for putting up with an unpleasant co-worker.

The Internal Revenue Service this month filed a tax lien against Myles for $866,365. The state last year filed a tax warrant against Myles for $563,735.

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