published on August 19, 2016 - 8:18 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

A Fresno man convicted in a $33 million federal tax fraud case could face even more time for failing to surrender to serve his sentence.

Leroy Donovan Combs, 75, in March was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for the false tax refund scheme. He was required to self-surrender to begin his sentence on Aug. 11, but failed to do so. Earlier this week he was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service.

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against combs for failing to surrender. If convicted, Combs faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison to be served consecutive to the original sentence and a $250,000 fine.

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