Memphis, TN –A Memphis man was sentenced to federal prison for Theft of Government Property and Forging United States Treasury Checks. Lawrence J. Laurenzi, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, and Tracey D. Montano, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation announced the sentence today.
On July 28, 2016, a 4-count federal indictment was filed against Paul Edward Robinson, 52, charging him with stealing United States Treasury federal income tax refund checks, forging endorsements and fraudulently cashing the checks. He was convicted of all 4-counts on April 5, 2017, following a 3-day jury trail.
Robinson was sentenced on August 2, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr., to 21-months in federal prison. As part of his sentence, Robinson was ordered to pay $87,429.43 in restitution and serve a 2-year term of supervised release following his release from prison.
This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carroll L. Andre, III prosecuted this case on the government’s behalf.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Tennessee