Imprisoned former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is hoping for another big refund from the Internal Revenue Service. This time, though, his family wouldn’t get to decide alone how to spend it.
Abramoff’s lead attorney Abbe Lowell said in a hearing Tuesday morning that Abramoff could be eligible for up to $200,000 because of overpayments his accountants have identified after going through years of tax records. That would be in addition to a federal tax refund of more than $520,000 that he received this year, most of which has already been spent on fees to lawyers and accountants, on living expenses for Abramoff’s wife and five children, and on repayment of a loan from Abramoff’s father.
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