KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A former Kansas CPA was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in jail and ordered to pay the cost of his imprisonment, which could be an estimated $34,000, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. In addition, the accountant was ordered to pay $106,055 in restitution for unpaid taxes.
Robert M. Purinton, 70, Fountain Hills, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement on his 2009 tax return by under-reporting his income. He agreed to make restitution for taxes owed in 2009 and 2010. During those years, he was a CPA with an accounting firm in Overland Park.
McAllister commended the Internal Revenue Service and Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton for their work on the case.