Francisco R. Legaspi was sentenced today to 21 months for aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false tax returns and for failing to appear for his sentencing on the tax charges originally scheduled to take place on Jan. 28, 1993, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez, announced.
Legaspi, 61, formerly of Daly City, was located in Canada in 2012, after the State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security researched social media websites and found Legaspi’s Facebook page.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police used the information to apprehend Legaspi. Thereafter, he was extradited from Canada to the United States with the assistance of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs and the United States Marshals Service. Legaspi made his initial appearance in federal court in San Francisco On July 1, 2014.
The sentence was handed down by the Honorable William H. Orrick, United States District Court Judge, in San Francisco. Judge Orrick also sentenced Legaspi to a 1-year period of supervised release.
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