Man sentenced in Iowa fed court in tax fraud case


February 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A former Las Vegas body guard arrested on Interstate 29 in Iowa has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and fraudulent use of bank cards. Ken Siebert was sentenced Friday and ordered to pay more than $400,000 in restitution.  Siebert was stopped north of Council Bluffs last February, and more than $4,500 in cash and 209 bank cards in various names were found in his car. Siebert told authorities he was working for a tax return company that paid him to file federal income tax returns based on stolen identity information.  Authorities linked Siebert to a Las Vegas theft ring suspected of stealing at least $2.7 million from the U.S. government via improper tax returns.