Dallas IRS Rep Admits to Taking Bribes

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 AM CDT
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Dallas IRS Rep Admits to Taking Bribes

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IRS worker faces up to 15 years in prison after admitting to taking a bribe.

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An IRS worker in Dallas who accepted a bribe in exchange for a promise of no audit faces a maximum 15 years in prison.

Sentencing is March 29 for 33-year-old Fernando Hernandez of Dallas.

Prosecutors say Hernandez on Tuesday pleaded guilty to receiving a bribe by a public official. He also could be fined up to $250,000.

Investigators say Hernandez was arrested Oct. 9 at his IRS office over a June 2005 incident in which he sought and accepted a $2,000 bribe from a taxpayer.

Details on who paid the bribe were not immediately released.

Hernandez, who no longer works for the IRS, was free on a personal recognizance bond.

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