New Mexico lawyer, Tahoe client indicted in tax conspiracy

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico attorney and his Nevada client have been indicted over accusations they conspired to file false federal income tax returns.

Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Robert Fiser of Albuquerque and 55-year-old Victor Kearney of Zephyr Cove, Nevada, tried to conceal millions of dollars in income that Kearney received as a beneficiary of two trusts.

The Aug. 27 indictment charges Kearney and Fiser with conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service from October 2009 to November 2016.

It also charges Kearney with substantially underreporting his income for 2011 and Fiser with aiding and assisting Kearney in the preparation of false tax returns.

Fiser was arraigned Thursday and is out of custody pending trial. Kearney is facing a Sept. 12 arraignment.

Prosecutors say both men are facing prison sentences if convicted.

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