Former Prosecutor Gets Three-Plus Years in IRS Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former local, state and federal prosecutor in Las Vegas has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison after being found guilty of structuring bank deposits to hide money from tax officials, evading income taxes, and filing a false tax return.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says 60-year-old Paul Wommer was sentenced Thursday.

Bogden says U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro also found Wommer's trial testimony wasn't credible, and faulted him for obstruction of justice.

Wommer's attorney, C. Stanley Hunterton, declined comment. He didn't say whether Wommer would appeal.

Wommer was a prosecutor in the U.S. attorney and Clark County district attorney offices before becoming a private defense attorney in the 1980s. He was a Nevada attorney general prosecutor for several months before his indictment in 2010.

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